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Claude Monet Quotes
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Claude Monet Quotes

Claude Monet Quotes

Claude Monet Famous Quotes

“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.” ― Claude Monet

“Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything, my head is bursting with it.” ― Claude Monet

“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.” ― Claude Monet

“I would like to paint the way a bird sings.” ― Claude Monet

“The more I live, the more I regret how little I know.” ― Claude Monet

“I'm not performing miracles, I'm using up and wasting a lot of paint...” ― Claude Monet

“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration. ” ― Claude Monet

“The richness I achieve comes from nature, the source of my inspiration. ” ― Claude Monet

“It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.” ― Claude Monet

“No one but myself knows the anxiety I go through and the trouble I give myself…” ― Claude Monet

“I don’t think I’m made for any earthly kind of pleasure.” ― Claude Monet

“For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.” ― Claude Monet

“The essence of the motif is the mirror of water, whose appearance alters at every moment.” ― Claude Monet

"Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.” ― Claude Monet

"Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.” ― Claude Monet

"I despise the opinion of the press and the so-called critics.” ― Claude Monet

"One can do something if one can see and understand it...” ― Claude Monet

"One can do something if one can see and understand it...” ― Claude Monet

"I am only good at two things, and those are: gardening and painting.” ― Claude Monet

"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” ― Claude Monet

"The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” ― Claude Monet

"I am enslaved to my work, always wanting the impossible, and never, I believe, have I been less favored by the endlessly changeable weather.” ― Claude Monet

“Everything changes, even stone.” ― Claude Monet

“Everything changes, even stone.” ― Claude Monet

“It is better to have done something than to have been someone.” ― Claude Monet

“It is better to have done something than to have been someone.” ― Claude Monet

“It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare.” ― Claude Monet

 “It is a tragedy that we live in a world where physical courage is so common, and moral courage is so rare.” ― Claude Monet

“To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.” ― Claude Monet

“To see we must forget the name of the thing we are looking at.” ― Claude Monet

“I've said it before and can only repeat that I owe everything to Boudin and I attribute my success to him. I came to be fascinated by his studies, the products of what I call instantaneity.” ― Claude Monet

“Getting up at 4 in the morning, I slave away all day until by the evening I'm exhausted, and I end by forgetting all my responsibilities, thinking only of the work I've set out to do.” ― Claude Monet

“Getting up at 4 in the morning, I slave away all day until by the evening I'm exhausted, and I end by forgetting all my responsibilities, thinking only of the work I've set out to do.” ― Claude Monet

Auguste Rodin Quotes

Claude Monet Quotes About Art

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand as if it were necessary to understand when it is simply necessary to love.”
― Claude Monet

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand as if it were necessary to understand when it is simply necessary to love.” ― Claude Monet

“I can only draw what I see.” ― Claude Monet

“Water Lilies' is an extension of my life. Without the water, the lilies cannot live, as I am without art.” ― Claude Monet

“Water Lilies' is an extension of my life. Without the water, the lilies cannot live, as I am without art.” ― Claude Monet

“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape.” ― Claude Monet

“When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape.” ― Claude Monet

“No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.” ― Claude Monet

“No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.” ― Claude Monet

“I have never had a studio, and I do not understand shutting oneself up in a room. To draw, yes; to paint, no.” ― Claude Monet

 “I have never had a studio, and I do not understand shutting oneself up in a room. To draw, yes; to paint, no.” ― Claude Monet

“I'm never finished with my paintings; the further I get, the more I seek the impossible and the more powerless I feel.” ― Claude Monet

“I'm never finished with my paintings; the further I get, the more I seek the impossible and the more powerless I feel.” ― Claude Monet

-to Paul Durand-Ruel...
“My aim is to give you only the things with which I am completely satisfied, even if it means asking you a little more [time] for them... for if I were to do otherwise I'd turn into a mere painting machine and you would be landed with a pile of incomplete work which would put off the most enthusiastic of art collectors...” ― Claude Monet

“I never draw except with brush and paint....” ― Claude Monet

“I never draw except with brush and paint....” ― Claude Monet

“I've spent so long on some paintings that I no longer know what to think of them, and I am definitely getting harder to please; nothing satisfies me...” ― Claude Monet

“I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that's the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible.” ― Claude Monet

“I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that's the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible.” ― Claude Monet

“Critic asks: 'And what, sir, is the subject matter of that painting?' - 'The subject matter, my dear good fellow, is the light.” ― Claude Monet

“Critic asks: 'And what, sir, is the subject matter of that painting?' - 'The subject matter, my dear good fellow, is the light.” ― Claude Monet

“What can be said about a man who is interested in nothing but his painting? It's a pity if a man can only interest himself in one thing. But I can't do anything else. I have only one interest.” ― Claude Monet

“What can be said about a man who is interested in nothing but his painting? It's a pity if a man can only interest himself in one thing. But I can't do anything else. I have only one interest.” ― Claude Monet

“Techniques vary, art stays the same; it is a transposition of nature at once forceful and sensitive.” ― Claude Monet

William Merritt Chase Quotes

Claude Monet Quotes About Impressionism

“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.” ― Claude Monet

“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.” ― Claude Monet

“Ninety percent of the theory of Impressionist painting is in . . . Ruskin's Elements.” ― Claude Monet

“Ninety percent of the theory of Impressionist painting is in . . . Ruskin's Elements.” ― Claude Monet

Henri De Toulouse-lautrec Quotes

Claude Monet Quotes About Color

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” ― Claude Monet

“Color is my daylong obsession, joy, and torment.” ― Claude Monet

“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.” ― Claude Monet

“What keeps my heart awake is colorful silence.” ― Claude Monet

“Colors pursue me like a constant worry. They even worry me in my sleep.” ― Claude Monet

You'll understand, I'm sure that I'm chasing the merest sliver of color. It's my own fault. I want to grasp the intangible. It's terrible how the light runs out. Color, any color, lasts a second, sometimes 3 or 4 minutes at most...” ― Claude Monet

Pierre Auguste Renoir Quotes

Claude Monet Quotes About Flowers

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” ― Claude Monet

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” ― Claude Monet

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece” ― Claude Monet

“I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.” ― Claude Monet

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