Edgar Degas Quotes

Edgar Degas Quotes: Art critic! Is that a profession? When I think we are stupid enough, we painters, to solicit those people's compliments and to put ourselves into their hands! What shame! Should we even accept that they talk about our work?
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Edgar Degas Quote: Drawing is the artist's most direct and spontaneous expression, a species of writing: it reveals, better than does painting, his true personality.
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Quotes about Edgar Degas: Taste! It doesn't exist. An artist makes beautiful things without being aware of it.
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Quote about Edgar Degas: People call me the painter of dancers, but I really wish to capture movement itself.
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Edgar Degas Sayings: A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people
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Edgar Degas Saying: The secret is to follow the advice the masters give you in their works while doing something different from them.
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Sayings about Edgar Degas: Art' is the same word as 'artifice,' that is to say, something deceitful. It must succeed in giving the impression of nature by false means.
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Saying about Edgar Degas: An artist must approach his work in the spirit of the criminal about to commit a crime.
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Edgar Degas Quotes: Do portraits of people in familiar and typical attitudes, above all give to their face the same choice of expression that one gives to their body.
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Edgar Degas Quote: A picture is first of all a product of the imagination of the artist; it must never be a copy.
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Quotes about Edgar Degas: Make portraits of people in typical, familiar poses, being sure above all to give their faces the same kind of expression as their bodies.
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Quote about Edgar Degas: These women of mine are decent, simple human beings who have no other concern than that of their physical condition... it is as though one were watching through a keyhole.
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Edgar Degas Sayings: The frame is the reward of the artist.
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Edgar Degas Saying: We were created to look at one another, weren't we?
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Sayings about Edgar Degas: The artist does not draw what he sees, but what he has to make others see.
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Saying about Edgar Degas: The artist does not draw what he sees, but what he must make others see. Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things. A picture is first of all a product of the imagination of the artist; it must never be a copy. If then two or three natural accents can be added, obviously no harm is done. The air we see in the paintings of the old masters is never the air we breathe.
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Edgar Degas Quotes: You must aim high, not in what you are going to do at some future date, but in what you are going to make yourself do to-day. Otherwise, working is just a waste of time.
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Edgar Degas Quote: One must do the same subject over again ten times, a hundred times. In art nothing must resemble an accident, not even movement.
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