Claude Monet Quotes

Claude Monet Quotes: No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.
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Claude Monet Quote: No one but myself knows the anxiety I go through and the trouble I give myself to finish paintings which do not satisfy me and seem to please so very few others.
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Quotes about Claude Monet: The creditors are proving impossible to deal with and short of a sudden appearance on the scene of wealthy art patrons, we are going to be turned out of this dear little house where I led a simple life and was able to work so well. I do not know what will become of us...
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Quote about Claude Monet: I would advise young artists to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly.
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Claude Monet Sayings: For me, the subject is of secondary importance: I want to convey what is alive between me and the subject.
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Claude Monet Saying: My aim is to give you only the things with which I am completely satisfied, even if it means asking you a little more [time] for them... for if I were to do otherwise I'd turn into a mere painting machine and you would be landed with a pile of incomplete work which would put off the most enthusiastic of art collectors...
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Sayings about Claude Monet: I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that's the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible.
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Saying about Claude Monet: My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece
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Claude Monet Quotes: When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you - a tree, house, a field....Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives your own naive impression of the scene before you.
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Claude Monet Quote: Without the fog, London would not be a beautiful city. It is fog that gives it its magnificent amplitude...its regular and massive blocks become grandiose in that mysterious mantle.
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Quotes about Claude Monet: To have gone to all this trouble to get to this is just too stupid! Outside there's brilliant sunshine but I don't feel up to looking at it...
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Quote about Claude Monet: For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at any moment.
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Claude Monet Sayings: For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.
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Claude Monet Saying: Perhaps it's true that I'm very hard on myself, but that's better than exhibiting mediocre work... too few were satisfactory enough to trouble the public with.
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Sayings about Claude Monet: It goes without saying that I will do anything at any price to pull myself out of a situation like this [rejection] so that I can start work immediately on my next Salon picture and ensure that such a thing should not happen again.
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Saying about Claude Monet: By the single example of this painter devoted to his art with such independence, my destiny as a painter opened out to me.
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Claude Monet Quotes: Despite my extremely modest prices, dealers and art lovers are turning their backs on me. It is very depressing to see the lack of interest shown in an art object which has no market value.
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Claude Monet Quote: Critic asks: 'And what, sir, is the subject matter of that painting?' - 'The subject matter, my dear good fellow, is the light.
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