This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms, rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments, permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth. It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art.
Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
If Art relates itself to an Object, it becomes descriptive, divisionist, literary.
It is this research into pure painting that is the problem at the present moment. I do not know any painters in Paris who are really searching for this ideal world.
On the other hand, the artist has much to do in the realm of color construction, which is so little explored and so obscure, and hardly dates back any farther than to the beginning of Impressionism.
Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.
I am very much afraid of definitions, and yet one is almost forced to make them. One must take care, too, not to be inhibited by them.
Painting is by nature a luminous language.
Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable.
The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world; it does not have vastness.