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No 358 Paul Gauguin

“We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.” Paul Gauguin who was born on June 7, 1848.

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No 355 André Lhote

“To use colour well is as difficult as for a fish to pass from water to air or earth.” André Lhote was a French Cubist painter of figure subjects, portraits, landscapes and still life.

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No 354 Raoul Duffy

“I don’t follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.” Raoul Dufy, the French Fauvist painter, brother of Jean Dufy, was born on June 3, … Continue reading

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No 349 Edgar Degas

“No art is less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and the study of the great masters.” Edgar Degas

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No 348 Georges Rouault

“The artist discards all theories, both his own and those of others. He forgets everything when he is in front of his canvas.” Georges Rouault, a French painter, draughtsman, and printer, whose work is often associated with Fauvism and Expressionism, … Continue reading

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No 342 Henri Rousseau

“Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see. ” Henri Rousseau, who was born on May 21, 1844.

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No 334 Georges Braque

“There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain.” Georges Braque, who was born on May 13, 1882.

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No 307 Robert Delaunay

“But what is of great importance to me is observation of the movement of colours.” Robert Delaunay, a French artist who cofounded the Orphism art movement, noted for its use of strong colours and geometric shapes. He was born on  April 12, … Continue reading

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No 299 Maurice de Vlaminck

“In art, theories are as useful as a doctor’s prescription; one must be sick to believe them.” Maurice de Vlaminck, fauvist painter, who was born on  April 4, 1876.

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No 293 Georges Seurat

  “Let’s go and get drunk on light again – it has the power to console.” Georges Seurat who died March 29, 1891.

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