Impressionism Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 44 Quotes About Impressionism

#1. To see the Thing itself is essential: the quintessence revealed direct without the fog of impressionism ... This then: to photograph a rock, have it look like a rock, but be more than a rock. Significant presentation - not interpretation. - Author: Edward Weston
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#2. Light is impressionism. - Author: Gae Aulenti
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#3. A one woman cabaret of emotional impressionism - Author: Alexander Polinsky
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#4. Impressionism took Paris under its arms and stroked it until it blushed. - Author: Anders Henriksson
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#5. The word 'impressionism' as applied to art has been abused, and in the general acceptance of the term has become perverted. - Author: Childe Hassam
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#6. I'm very much involved in art. I started buying art a few years ago and really like the work of T.C. Cannon, who is a native American artist. Then I was introduced to Soviet-era Russian impressionism and started collecting that, especially Gely Korzhev. - Author: Ronnie Dunn
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#7. A person with normal eyesight would have nothing to know in the way of 'Impressionism' unless he were in a blinding light or in the dusk or dark. - Author: John Singer Sargent
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#8. To my mind, a picture should be something pleasant, cheerful, and pretty, yes pretty! There are too many unpleasant things in life as it is without creating still more of them. - Author: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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#9. About 1883 something like a break occurred in my work. I had reached the end of 'impressionism,' and I had come to realize that I did not know how to paint or draw. - Author: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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#10. Impressionism is not a movement, it is a philosophy of life. - Author: Max Lieberman
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#11. I've never really understood the term 'Post-Impressionism' as more than a label for Cezanne, Gauguin and van Gogh. - Author: Nigel Hamilton
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#12. Pictures aren't made out of doctrines. Since the appearance of impressionism, the official salons, which used to be brown, have become blue, green, and red ... But peppermint or chocolate, they are still confections. - Author: Claude Monet
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#13. Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul - Author: Henri Matisse
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#14. He had found the thing which the modern people call Impressionism, which is another name for that final scepticism which can find no floor to the universe. - Author: G.K. Chesterton
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#15. Impressionism was not just a style of painting, it was a new attitude to art and life; it is this attitude that marks the beginning of modern art. - Author: Neville Weston
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#16. The habit of breaking up one's colour to make it brilliant dates from further back than Impressionism - Couture advocates it in a little book called 'Causeries d'Atelier' written about 1860 - it is part of the technique of Impressionism but used for quite a different reason. - Author: John Singer Sargent
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#17. Cricket is an art. Like all arts it has a technical foundation. To enjoy it does not require technical knowledge, but analysis that is not technically based is mere impressionism. - Author: C.L.R. James
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#18. Roger Fry is painting me. It is too like me at present, but he is confident he will be able to alter that. Post-Impressionism is at present confined to my lower lip ... and to my chin. - Author: E. M. Forster
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#19. A good impression is lost so quickly ... - Author: Claude Monet
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#20. What I am trying to do is something different an effect of reality, but what some fools call Impressionism , a term that is usually misapplied, especially by the critics who don't hesitate to apply it to Turner , the greatest creator of mysterious effects in the whole world of art. - Author: Claude Debussy
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#21. Impression - I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it ... and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape. - Author: Claude Monet
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#22. I want to give colors intoxication, fullness, excitement, power by trying to forget Impressionism. - Author: Paula Modersohn-Becker
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#23. I think the term 'conceptual art' is a useful term for writers, a basket to put people in, like Pop Art or Impressionism or whatever. - Author: John Baldessari
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#24. Impressionism is simply twenty minutes into LSD. - Author: Terence McKenna
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#25. The true impressionism is realism. So many people do not observe. - Author: Childe Hassam
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#26. I want to be famous but unknown! - Author: Edgar Degas
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#27. I'm going to start these art museums that are basically converted homes, and I have one for modern art, and I have one for 19th century European art, and one for French impressionism. I've got Japanese. - Author: Larry Ellison
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#28. America does not concern itself now with Impressionism. We own no involved philosophy. The psyche of the land is to be found in its movement. It is to be felt as a dramatic force of energy and vitality. We move; we do not stand still. We have not yet arrived at the stock-taking stage. - Author: Martha Graham
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#29. The most authentic Russian Impressionism leaves one perplexed if one compares it with Monet and Pissarro. Here, in the Louvre, before the canvases of Manet, Millet and others, I understood why my alliance with Russia and Russian art did not take root. - Author: Marc Chagall
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#30. Impressionism means taking inspiration directly from nature, trusting your senses rather than what you think you know. - Author: Michael McClure
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#31. Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting. - Author: Robert Delaunay
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#32. One morning, one of us ran out of the black, it was the birth of Impressionism. - Author: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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#33. Impressionism is only direct sensation. All great painters were less or more impressionists. It is mainly a question of instinct, and much simpler than [John Singer] Sargent thinks. - Author: Claude Monet
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#34. I had wrung impressionism dry and I finally came to the conclusion that I know neither how to paint nor how to draw. - Author: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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#35. What seems most significant to me about our movement [Impressionism] is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story. - Author: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
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#36. The very name Impressionism is taken from an Atlantic Ocean painting - that of Monet, of sunrise in the harbor of Le Havre, done in 1872. - Author: Simon Winchester
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#37. The autonomy of art that emerged through Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Mondrian, and the Russian Constructivism had seen painting develop independent of imitations or decoration, and so the content of art became much closer to that of music. - Author: Neville Weston
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#38. Impressionism came about because it suddenly became apparent that pure colours mix in the eye in a more dazzling way than they have ever been mixed in paint. - Author: Joseph Plaskett
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#39. My knowledge of art ended at impressionism. - Author: Peggy Guggenheim
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#40. All painting, beginning with Impressionism, is antiscientific, even Seurat. I was interested in introducing the precise and exact aspect of science, which hadn't often been done, or at least hadn't been talked about very much. - Author: Marcel Duchamp
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#41. I wanted to kill art for myself ... ... a new thought for that object. - Author: Marcel Duchamp
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#42. It isn't an easy job to paint oneself - at any rate if it is to be different from a photograph. And you see - this, in my opinion, is the advantage that impressionism possesses over all the other things; it is not banal, and one seeks after a deeper resemblance than the photograph. - Author: Vincent Van Gogh
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#43. 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. - Author: Robert Delaunay
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#44. No, mes amis, impressionism is not charlatanry, nor a formula, nor a school. I should say rather it is the bold resolve to throw all those things overboard. - Author: Joaquin Sorolla
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