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    Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: nature  painting 
     
    It took me 40 years to find out that painting is not sculpture.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: painting  year 
     
    It's not just about looking and copying, it's about feeling too
    — Paul Cezanne
    Here on the edge of the river, the motifs are very plentiful, the same subject seen from a different angle gives a subject for study of the highest interest and so varied that I think I could be occupied for months without changing my place, simply bending a little more to the right or left.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: right 
     
    Shadow is a colour as light is, but less brilliant; light and shadow are only the relation of two tones.
    — Paul Cezanne
    Painting is damned difficult - you always think you've got it, but you haven't.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: painting 
     
    Nature is more depth than surface, the colours are the expressions on the surface of this depth; they rise up from the roots of the world.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: nature  world 
     
    If I think, everything is lost.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: lost 
     
    Under this fine rain I breathe in the innocence of the world. I feel coloured by the nuances of infinity. At this moment I am one with my picture. We are an iridescent chaos.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: world  moment  chaos  innocence  rain 
     
    The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: revolution 
     
    Long live the sun which gives us such beautiful color.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: live  beautiful 
     
    What I am trying to translate to you is more mysterious, it is entwined in the very roots of being, in the implacable source of sensations.
    — Paul Cezanne
    I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: year 
     
    Sometimes I imagine colors as if they were living ideas, being of pure reason with which to communicate. Nature is not on the surface, it is deep down.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: nature  living  ideas  imagine 
     
    To paint is not to copy the object slavishly, it is to grasp a harmony among many relationships.
    — Paul Cezanne
    A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: work  emotion 
     
    The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: strength 
     
    Light is a thing that cannot be reproduced, but must be represented by something else - by color.
    — Paul Cezanne
    Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
    — Paul Cezanne
    The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.
    — Paul Cezanne
    Right now a moment of time is passing by!... We must become that moment.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: time  moment  right 
     
    It is not about painting life, it is about making painting alive.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: painting 
     
    The truth is in nature, and I shall prove it.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: truth  nature 
     
    I have not tried to reproduce nature; I have represented it.
    — Paul Cezanne
    Here, on the river's verge, I could be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to right or left.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: right 
     
    Don't be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: lies  salvation 
     
    Knowledge of the means to express our emotion is essential- and is acquired only after a very long experience.
    — Paul Cezanne
    There is no model, there is only color.
    — Paul Cezanne
    I have to keep working, not to arrive at finish, which arouses the admiration of fools... I must seek completion only for the pleasure of being truer and more knowing.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: pleasure  knowing  fools 
     
    For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: nature 
     
    The painter unfolds that which has not been seen.
    — Paul Cezanne
    We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: nature  beautiful 
     
    What is one to think of those fools who tell one that the artist is always subordinate to nature? Art is a harmony parallel with nature.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: nature  harmony  artist  fools 
     
    Surely, a single bunch of carrots painted naively, just as we personally see it, is worth all the endless banalities of the Schools, all those dreary pictures concocted out of tobacco juice according to time-honored formulas?
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: school  worth 
     
    When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: flowers  god  painting 
     
    If I were called upon to define briefly the word Art, I should call it the reproduction of what the senses preceive in nature, seen through the veil of the soul.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: nature  soul 
     
    I owe you the truth in painting, and I will tell it to you.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: truth  painting 
     
    Nature is the best instructor.
    — Paul Cezanne
    tags: nature 
     
    Design and color are not distinct and separate. As one paints, one draws. The more the colors harmonize, the more the design takes form. When color is at it's richest, form is at its fullest.
    — Paul Cezanne
    All my life I have worked to be able to earn my living, but I thought that one could do good painting without attracting attention to one's private life. Certainly, an artist wishes to raise himself intellectually as much as possible, but the man must remain obscure. The pleasure must be found in the work.
    — Paul Cezanne
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