I invent nothing. I rediscover.
Auguste Rodin Quotes
Man’s naked form… belongs to no particular moment in history; it is eternal, and can be looked upon with joy by the people of all ages.
To the artist there is never anything ugly in nature.
I invent nothing. I rediscover everything.
All his (Michelangelo) statues are so constrained by agony that they seem to wish to break themselves. They all seem ready to succumb to the pressure of despair that fills them.
Black is the queen of colors.
Where shall we begin? There is no beginning. Start where you arrive. Stop before what entices you. And work! You will enter little by little into the entirety. Method will be born in proportion to your interest.
Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which Nature herself is animated.
The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs towards him.
The artist does not see Nature as she appears to the vulgar, because his emotion reveals to him the hidden truths beneath appearances.