IMPRESSIONISTS QUOTES

Impressionists Quotes,

"I find impressionists slightly annoying, really." Steve Coogan. IMG
"I went out with a promiscuous impressionist. She did everybody." Jay London. IMG
"How many impressionist painters painted the same damned thing? How many actors have played the same part in renditions of a play or dancers do the same dances," Paul Provenza. IMG
"I learned about Chinese ceramics and African sculptures, I aired my scanty knowledge of the French Impressionists, and I prospered." Bruce Chatwin. IMG
"Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul." Henri Matisse. IMG
"In art, one idea is as good as another. If one takes the idea of trembling, for instance, all of a sudden most art starts to tremble. Michelangelo starts to tremble. El Greco starts to tremble. All the Impressionists start to tremble." Willem De Kooning. IMG
"I didn't become an impressionist. As long as I can remember I always have been one." Claude Monet. IMG
"Ninety per cent of the theory of Impressionist painting is in . . . Ruskin's Elements." Claude Monet. IMG
"All inspired painters are impressionists, even though it be true that some impressionists are not inspired." Joaquin Sorolla. IMG
"I was never really an impressionist. If there was somebody within my range, maybe I could work on it and do a little exaggeration of them - which I think is really the way to do an impression." Kevin Nealon. IMG
"I started out as an impressionist and that's all about observing, how people move, their voice quality, their attitudes and quirks." Eddie Murphy. IMG
"How few of our young English impressionists knew the difference between a palette and a picture! However, I believe that Walter Sickert did - sly dog!" Aubrey Beardsley. IMG
"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. IMG
"I am a big fan of the Impressionists, and in my school days, I was inspired by Caravaggio, Velazquez and Rembrandt." Ronnie Wood. IMG
"I am an anarchist in politics and an impressionist in art as well as a symbolist in literature. Not that I understand what these terms mean, but I take them to be all merely synonyms of pessimist." Henry Adams. IMG
"If the technical innovations of the Impressionists led merely to a more accurate representation of nature, it was perhaps of not much value in enlarging their powers of expression." Edward Hopper. IMG
"I never thought of myself as an impressionist, so when I do audition for voice-matching things, I have to work really hard and do a lot of listening and trial-and-error." Tom Kenny. IMG
"Gauguin flew into a frenzy! He held my head under the X-ray machine for ten straight minutes and for several hours after I could not blink my eyes in unison." - "If The Impressionists Had Been Dentists" Woody Allen. IMG
"I also became inspired by impressionist painters such as Renoir, and wanted to do the same sort of thing with music-portray whatever mood strikes me the way Keith Jarrett does on piano." Lenny Breau. IMG
"The splitting up of color [as Impressionists did] brought the splitting up of form and contour . . . Everything is reduced to a mere sensation of the retina, but one which destroys all tranquility of surface and contour. Objects are differentiated only by the luminosity that is given them." Henri Matisse. IMG
"In his lifetime the great French impressionist painter Corot painted 2000 canvases. Of that number, 3000 are in the United States." Morley Safer. IMG
"I wasn't really qualified to be on Saturday Night Live - I'm not like an impressionist or anything." Victoria Jackson. IMG
"For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject, but to realize sensations." Paul Cezanne. IMG
"It took some time before the public learned that to appreciate an Impressionist painting one has to step back a few yards, and enjoy the miracle of seeing these puzzling patches suddenly fall into one place and come to life before our eyes." Ernst Gombrich. IMG
"Art flows more easily when you are not thinking about what 'should' be in it or how it 'should' be done. The Impressionists taught us to look and see, not assume." Walter Darby Bannard. IMG
"After being an Impressionist, Cubist, and an Abstract Expressionist, I was influenced by realistic artists, including Andrew Wyeth in the late '50s, and I haven't changed my style since." Robert Bateman. IMG
"Comedians and impressionists used to be two different showbiz animals entirely, but now there's no such thing as a comedian who doesn't do impressions." John Podhoretz. IMG
"The chief concern of the French Impressionists was the discovery of balance between light and dark." Stephen Gardiner. IMG
"Like the Impressionists, I enjoy the effects of light, and especially natural light on the figure. If I could, I would take each viewer along to my favorite places along the seacoasts or in the mountains to the secret places of nature." Ariana Richards. IMG
"The so-called 'discoveries' of the Impressionists could not have been unknown to the old masters; and if they made no use of them, it was because all great artists have renounced the use of effects. And in simplifying nature, they made it all the greater." Pierre-Auguste Renoir. IMG
"In the work of Seurat, you can see the dots of neutral colors carrying the form and then the dots of more intense color that make the color texture. It is a totally different principle that than of the Impressionists who used broken color to imitate visual effect." John French Sloan. IMG
"Growing up I was very into art. In high school I was into the surrealists and impressionists, and I loved Klimt. In '91 or '92 I saw one of those Felix Gonzalez-Torres Untitled billboards. I was just really arrested by it. It was kind of my first foray into contemporary art. It was a turning point for me as to what art could be and what it meant and the impact it could have." Chloe Sevigny. IMG
"Art is a creation of a higher order than a copy of nature which is governed by chance.... By the elimination of all muddy colors, by the exclusive use of optical mixture of pure colors, by a methodical divisionism and a strict observation of the scientific theory of colors, the neo-impressionists insures a maximum of luminosity, of color intensity, and of harmony- a result that has never yet been obtained." Paul Signac. IMG

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