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“It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.” Man Ray, a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, was born on August 27, 1890 in Philadelphia.
“A painting that doesn’t shock isn’t worth painting.” Marcel Duchamp, commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, as one of the three artists who helped to define the revolutionary developments in the arts in the opening decades of the … Continue reading
“Painting is easy when you don’t know how, but very difficult when you do.” Edgar Degas, a French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings, is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his … Continue reading
“Listen to the advice of others, but follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling. Be firm, be meek, but follow your own convictions. It is better to be nothing than an echo of other painters.” … Continue reading
“God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.” Camille Pissarro, a Danish-French Impressionist and Neo-Impressionist painter, was born on July 10, 1830.
“Great art picks up where nature ends.” Marc Chagall, a Russian-French early modernist artist, was born on July 7, 1887.
“An artist cannot speak about his art any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.” Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. He was born on July 5, 1889.
“Drawing is the skeleton of what you do and colour is its flesh.” Nicolas Poussin, the leading painter of the classical French Baroque style, was born on June 15, 1594.
“We were always intoxicated with color, with words that speak of color, and with the sun that makes colors live.” Andre Derain, a French artist, painter, sculptor and co-founder of Fauvism with Henri Matisse, was born on June 10, 1880.
“I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.” Gustave Courbet, a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting, was born on June 10, 1819.