My mind is my shelter


„Exactitude is not truth.”


„I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.”

„Exactitude is not truth.”

„There are always flowers for those who want to see them”

„He who loves, flies, runs, and rejoices; he is free and nothing holds him back.”

„There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose, because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.”

„An artist must never be a prisoner. An artist should never be a prisoner of himself, prisoner of style, prisoner of reputation, prisoner of success, etc.”

„Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.”

„Derive happiness in oneself from a good day’s work, from illuminating the fog that surrounds us.”

„Instinct must be thwarted just as one prunes the branches of a tree so that it will grow better.”

„What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter – a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”

„You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover.”

„It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color – not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.”

„A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I’ve been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.”

„Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.”

„I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.”

„Creativity takes courage”

„I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.”

„In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking on a tightrope.”

„I don’t know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I’m some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.”

Henri MatisseHenri Matisse



This entry was posted on 09/04/2017 by in Art, Inspiring views, Spirituality.
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