Alfred Sisley Quotes | Famous Quotations About Art & Artists
Alfred Sisley was an impressionist landscape artist who was born in France to British parents, at the age of 18, he traveled to London to pursue a career in business but left it 4 years later knowing that his one true passion was art.
Alfred Sisley Quotes About Art
“Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist.” ― Alfred Sisley
“Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.” ― Alfred Sisley
“The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting.” ― Alfred Sisley “I always start a painting with the sky.” ― Alfred Sisley
Alfred Sisley Quotes About Artists
“The motif must always be set down in a simple way, easily grasped and understood by the beholder. By the elimination of superfluous detail, the spectator should be led along the road that the artist indicates to him, and from the first be made to notice what the artist has felt.” ― Alfred Sisley
“I like all those painters who loved and had a strong feeling for nature.” ― Alfred Sisley
“To mention only contemporaries, Delacroix, Corot, Millet, Rousseau, Courbet are masters. And finally [I like] all those [painters] who loved and had a strong feeling for nature.” ― Alfred Sisley
Quotes About Alfred Sisley
“Yesterday Sisley was looking for me everywhere. Madame Latouche told me that he wanted some information about the technique of painting fans. Well, this means my fans are spoken of..I only fear one thing: that they will finally say that's all I am good for! [fans!].” ― Quote of Camille Pissarro, from a letter, Paris, 5 February 1886, to his son Lucien
"As for Sisley, I just can't enjoy his work [visiting the Paris Impressionism-exhibition of art-dealer M. Petit, May 1887], it is commonplace, forced, disordered; Sisley has a good eye, and his work will certainly charm all those whose artistic sense is not very refined.” ― Quote of Camille Pissarro, in a letter, Paris, 15 May, 1887, to his son Lucien
"Our poor friend Sisley, alas! will not assist at the final triumph, which is near, and of which he has seen but the dawning: he is gone too soon, and just at the moment when, in reparation for long injustice, full homage is about to be rendered those strong and charming qualities which make him a painter exquisite and original among them all, a magician of light, a poet of the heavens, of the waters, of the trees — in a word, one of the most remarkable landscapists of this day.” ― Quote of Adolphe Tavernier in Burnley Bibb
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