Paul Gauguin citáty
Dátum narodenia: 7. jún 1848
Dátum úmrtia: 9. máj 1903
Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin bol francúzsky maliar, jeden z hlavných predstaviteľov postimpresionizmu.
Zaraďuje sa aj medzi popredných drevorytcov a zástancov drevorytectva a drevorezby ako plnohodnotných umeleckých foriem. Wikipedia
Citáty Paul Gauguin
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„With what is he concerned? Drawing was at its lowest ebb; it had to be restored. Looking at these nudes, I exclaim, 'Drawing has come back again!'
As a man and painter he sets an example. 'Degas' is one of those rare masters who could have had anything he wanted, yet he scorned decorations, honors, fortune, without bitterness, without jealousy.“
Quote of Paul Gauguin, in Avant et après (1903)
1890s - 1910s
„At the age of ten, twenty, a hundred, very young, a little older, and very old, an artist is always an artist. Isn't he better at some times, some moments, than at others? Never impeccable, since he is a living, human being?“
Zdroj: 1890s - 1910s, The Writings of a Savage (1996), p. 219: quote from 1903
Quote in Avant et Après, (1903); taken from Paul Gauguin's Intimate Journals, trans. (1923) Van Wyck Brooks [Dover, 1997, ISBN 0-486-29441-2], p. 2
1890s - 1910s
„In art, there are only two types of people: revolutionaries and plagiarists. And in the end, doesn't the revolutionary's work become official, once the State takes it over?“
Zdroj: 1890s - 1910s, The Writings of a Savage (1996), p. 107: in his letter, published in Le Soir, (25 April 1895)
„No one wants my painting because it is different from other people's — peculiar, crazy public that demands the greatest possible degree of originality on the painter's part and yet won't accept him unless his work resembles that of the others!“
Zdroj: 1890s - 1910s, The Writings of a Savage (1996), p. 205: in a letter to Ambroise Vollard, January 1900
„.. so before I died I wanted to paint a large canvas that I had worked out in my head, and all month long I worked [on Tahiti] day and night at fever pitch... It's all done without a model.“
late quote about the start of his famous large painting 'Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going'
Zdroj: 1890s - 1910s, The Writings of a Savage (1996), pp. 159-160: in a letter from Tahiti to a friend, 1898