A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
To paint is not to copy the object slavishly, it is to grasp a harmony among many relationships.
When they are done right, harmony appears by itself. The more numerous and varied they are, the more the effect is obtained and agreeable to the eye.
The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
Get to the heart of what is before you and continue to express yourself as logically as possible.
One is neither too scrupulous nor too sincere nor too submissive to nature; but one is more or less master of one\'s model, and, above all, of the means of expression.
If isolation tempers the strong, it is the stumbling-block of the uncertain.