33 Best Quotes by French Artist Paul Cezanne

Collection of famous quotes by French artist Paul Cezanne.

Paul Cézanne was a French artist and Post-Impressionist painter whose work laid the foundations of the transition from the 19th-century conception of artistic endeavor to a new and radically different world of art in the 20th century. 

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Best Quotes by Paul Cezanne

I must be more sensible and realize that at my age illusions are hardly permitted and they will always destroy me.

— Paul Cezanne

My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I’ve been pursuing all my life.

— Paul Cezanne

I ask you to pray for me for once age has overtaken us we find consolation only in religion.

— Paul Cezanne

I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.

— Paul Cezanne

When I judge art I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes it is not art.

— Paul Cezanne

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

— Paul Cezanne

The most seductive thing about art is the personality of the artist himself.

— Paul Cezanne

An art which isn’t based on feeling isn’t an art at all.

— Paul Cezanne

Art is a harmony parallel with nature.

— Paul Cezanne

My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I’ve been pursuing all my life.

— Paul Cezanne

Don’t be an art critic. Paint. There lies salvation.

— Paul Cezanne

I am more a friend of art than a producer of painting.

— Paul Cezanne

You say a new era in art is preparing you sensed it coming continue your studies without weakening. God will do the rest.

— Paul Cezanne

I have nothing to hide in art. The initial force alone can bring anyone to the end he must attain.

— Paul Cezanne

Is art really the priesthood that demands the pure in heart who belong to it wholly?

— Paul Cezanne

Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.

— Paul Cezanne

When I judge art I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes it is not art.

— Paul Cezanne

My age and health will never allow me to realize the dream of art I’ve been pursuing all my life.

— Paul Cezanne

Genius is the ability to renew one’s emotions in daily experience.

— Paul Cezanne

For an Impressionist to paint from nature is not to paint the subject but to realize sensations.

— Paul Cezanne

Painting from nature is not copying the object it is realizing one’s sensations.

— Paul Cezanne

The truth is in nature and I shall prove it.

— Paul Cezanne

Art is a harmony parallel with nature.

— Paul Cezanne

Pure drawing is an abstraction. Drawing and colour are not distinct everything in nature is coloured.

— Paul Cezanne

Doubtless there are things in nature which have not yet been seen. If an artist discovers them he opens the way for his successors.

— Paul Cezanne

We must not be content to memorize the beautiful formulas of our illustrious predecessors. Let us go out and study beautiful nature.

— Paul Cezanne

I lack the magnificent richness of color that animates nature.

— Paul Cezanne

I ask you to pray for me for once age has overtaken us we find consolation only in religion.

— Paul Cezanne

The awareness of our own strength makes us modest.

— Paul Cezanne

The truth is in nature and I shall prove it.

— Paul Cezanne

A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.

— Paul Cezanne

My nervous system is enfeebled only work in oils can sustain me.

— Paul Cezanne

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