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Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) | Art Quotes


"L'artista deve creare una scintilla prima di poter fare un fuoco e quindi nasce l'arte, l'artista deve essere pronto a consumarsi al fuoco della sua stessa creazione".

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Jacques Prévert / Maximilien Luce | Chanson de la Seine, 1945


The River Seine’s song

The Seine is lucky
She has no worries
She takes it easy
By day and by night
And she flows from her spring
Gently, quietly
And without foaming
Without overflowing her banks
She’s leaving for the sea
Passing through Paris.

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Peace quotes / Frasi sulla pace

  • "Occhio per occhio e il mondo diventa cieco"!
  • "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind"!
Mahatma Gandhi
  • "I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word".
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Jacques Prévert | Kiss Me / Embrasse-moi / Baciami, 1946


Twas in a street of the City of Lights
Where ’is always dark, where there’s no air
And winter like summer, there ’is always winter.

She was on the stairs
Him next to her, her next to him
‘Twas night

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Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) 111 artworks | Page 2


Diego Velázquez🎨 (Spanish Baroque Era painter, 1599-1660) is the most influential figure of the Spanish Golden Age.
Velázquez was not prolific; he is estimated to have produced between only 110 and 120 known canvases.
He produced no etchings or engravings, and only a few drawings are attributed to him.

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Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) | Quotes

  • "I would rather be the first painter of common things than second in higher art".
  • "Preferirei essere il primo pittore delle cose comuni piuttosto che il secondo dell'arte più alta".
  • "Raphael, to be plain with you, for I prefer to be candid and outspoken, does not please me at all....It is Titian that bears the banner".
  • "I'll never get tired of hearing your sweet words, but i will get tired of not".
  • "A human will only grasp the realm of a parent's love when he experiences for himself the like".
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Wilhelm Tischbein | Goethe in the Roman Campagna, 1787


Title: Goethe🎨 in the Roman Campagna;
Author: Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (German🎨 Neoclassical painter, 1751-1829);
Date: 1787;
Dimensions: 164.0 x 206.0 cm;
Medium: Oil on canvas;
Current location: Städel Museum, Frankfurt;
Acquisition: Acquired in 1887 as a gift by Baroness Adèle von Rothschild;
Status: On display, 1st upper level, Modern Art.

"This will make a beautiful painting. Alas, it will be too big for our Nordic housings", Goethe remarked on this life-size portrait in 1786 in Rome.

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Camille Pissarro | White Frost, Woman Breaking Up Wood, 1890

  • Painting, art in general, enchants me. It is my life. What else matters? When you put all your soul into a work, all that is noble in you, you cannot fail to find a kindred soul who understands you, and you do not need a host of such spirits. Is not that all an artist should wish for?
  • When you do a thing with your whole soul and everything that is noble within you, you always find your counterpart.
  • It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.
  • Work at the same time on sky, water, branches, ground, keeping everything going on an equal basis... Don't be afraid of putting on colour... Paint generously and unhesitatingly, for it is best not to lose the first impression.

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564) | Celestial Love


Sonnet 105
No mortal thing enthralled these longing eyes
When perfect peace in thy fair face I found;
But far within, where all is holy ground,
My soul felt Love, her comrade of the skies:

Sonetto 105
Non vider gli occhi miei cosa mortale
allor che ne’ bei vostri intera pace
trovai, ma dentro, ov’ogni mal dispiace,
chi d’amor l’alma a sé simil m’assale;

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Leonardo da Vinci | Quotes / Paintings


  • Painting is concerned with all the 10 attributes of sight; which are: Darkness, Light, Solidity and Colour, Form and Position, Distance and Propinquity, Motion and Rest.
  • La pittura riguarda tutti i 10 attributi della vista; che sono: oscurità, luce, solidità e colore, forma e posizione, distanza e propinquità, movimento e riposo.
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Renoir | Landscapes with Figures


  • "If you paint the leaf on a tree without using a model, your imagination will only supply you with a few leaves; but Nature offers you millions, all on the same tree. No two leaves are exactly the same. The artist who paints only what is in his mind must very soon repeat himself" - Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
  • "Se dipingi la foglia su un albero senza usare un modello, la tua immaginazione ti fornirà solo poche foglie; ma la natura ti offre milioni, tutti sullo stesso albero. Non ci sono due foglie esattamente uguali. L'artista che dipinge solo ciò che ha in mente deve ben presto ripetersi" - Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
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Paul Signac | Art Quotes


"Of the three primary colors, the three binary ones are formed.
If you add to one of these the primary tone that is its opposite, it cancels it out. This means that you produce the required half-tone.
Therefore, adding black is not adding a half-tone, it is soiling the tone whose true half-tone resides in this opposite me have just described. Hence the green shadows found in red.
The heads of the two little peasants. The yellow one had purple shadows; the redder and more sanguine one had green ones".

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Camille Pissarro | Jeanne Holding a fan, 1873


Title: Jeanne Pissarro (Minette) holding a Fan;
Artist/maker: Camille Pissarro (1830-1903)🎨;
Associated place: Europe (place of creation);
Date: c. 1873;
Material and technique: oil on canvas;
Dimensions: 56 x 46 cm (height x width) - frame 71 x 61.5 x 9.5 cm (height x width x depth);
Museum location: Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, UK.

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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) | Art Quotes

  • "You can't do sketches enough. Sketch everything and keep your curiosity fresh".
  • "Non si fanno mai abbastanza schizzi. Fai uno schizzo su qualsiasi cosa e mantieni attiva la tua curiosità".
  • "Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend".
  • "Ogni volta che dipingo un ritratto perdo un amico".
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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) | Page 3

  • "It is certain that at certain times talent entirely overcomes thought or poetry".
  • "È certo che in certi momenti il ​​talento supera del tutto il pensiero o la poesia".
  • "I don't dig beneath the surface for things that don't appear before my own eyes".
  • "Non scavo sotto la superficie per cose che non compaiono davanti ai miei occhi".
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Claude Monet | Figures / Portraits | Page 2


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Auguste Rodin / Shakespeare | Romeo and Juliet, 1905

Silenzio! Quale luce irrompe da quella finestra lassù?
È l'oriente, e Giulietta è il sole.
Sorgi, vivido sole, e uccidi l'invidiosa luna,
malata già e pallida di pena
perché tu, sua ancella, di tanto la superi in bellezza.
Non essere la sua ancella, poiché la luna è invidiosa.
Il suo manto di vestale è già di un verde smorto,
e soltanto i pazzi lo indossano. Gettalo via.
È la mia donna; oh, è il mio amore! se soltanto sapesse di esserlo.

Auguste Rodin - Romeo and Juliet, 1905

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Michelangelo Buonarroti | Sol io ardendo all'ombra mi rimango | Sonnets / Le Rime

Molti anni fassi qual felice, in una
brevissima ora si lamenta e dole;
o per famosa o per antica prole
altri s'inlustra, e ’n un momento imbruna.

Cosa mobil non è che sotto el sole
non vinca morte e cangi la fortuna.

A man who's happy many a year, one hour
- even less! - undoes; all's lost in grief and worry.
Another basks in his family name; that glory
is out in a flash as blacker heavens lour.

None so alive but death cuts short the story;
nothing so sweet but fortune turns it sour ...


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Charlie Chaplin | Live! - Vivi !

Ho perdonato errori quasi imperdonabili,
ho provato a sostituire persone insostituibili
e dimenticato persone indimenticabili.
Ho agito per impulso,
sono stato deluso dalle persone
che non pensavo lo potessero fare,
ma anch’io ho deluso.

I have forgiven mistakes that were unforgivable,
I have tried to replace those who were irreplaceable and tried to forget those who were unforgettable.
I have done things on impulse.
I have been let down by those whom I thought would never let me down but I have also let others down.
I have laughed when It was almost impossible to laugh.


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Kahlil Gibran | I am neither an artist, nor a poet / Non sono né un artista né un poeta..

Non sono né un artista né un poeta.
Ho trascorso i miei giorni scrivendo e dipingendo,
ma non sono in sintonia
con i miei giorni e le mie notti.
Sono una nube,
una nube che si confonde con gli oggetti,
ma ad essi mai si unisce.

I am neither an artist, nor a poet.
I have spent my days writing and painting,
but I am not in accord
with my days and my nights.
I am a cloud,
a cloud that mingles with objects,
but never becomes united with them.

Johannes Gabriel Jentzsch (German painter🎨, 1862-1930) - The Duet, 1923