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“I shut my eyes in order to see.”
Paul Gauguin
“Art is either revolution or plagiarism”
Paul Gauguin
tags: art
“Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.”
Paul Gauguin
“We never really know what stupidity is until we have experimented on ourselves.”
Paul Gauguin
“...solitude is not to be recommended to everyone, for you have to be strong in order to bear it and act alone.”
Paul Gauguin, The Writings of a Savage
“Color which, like music, is a matter of vibrations, reaches what is most general and therefore most indefinable in nature: its inner power.”
Paul Gauguin
“Thanks to our cinctures and corsets we have succeeded in making an artificial being out of woman. She is an anomaly, and Nature herself, obedient to the laws of heredity, aids us in complicating and enervating her. We carefully keep her in a state of nervous weakness and muscular inferiority, and in guarding her from fatigue, we take away from her possibilities of development. Thus modeled on a bizarre ideal of slenderness to which, strangely enough, we continue to adhere, our women have nothing in common with us, and this, perhaps, may not be without grave moral and social disadvantages.”
Paul Gauguin, Noa Noa
“It is so small a thing, the life of a man, and yet there is time to do great things, fragments of a common task.”
Paul Gauguin, The Writings of a Savage
“How do you see this tree? Is it green?
...Don't be afraid to paint it as green as possible.”
Paul Gauguin
“Don't over finish your work. There is value to done.”
Paul Gauguin
“All the joys—animal and human—of a free life are mine. I have escaped everything that is artificial, conventional, customary. I am entering into the truth, into nature.”
Paul Gauguin, Noa Noa
“The self-esteem one acquires and a well-earned feeling of one's strength are the only consolation in this world. Income, after all, most brutes have that.”
Paul Gauguin, The Writings of a Savage
“All the masters have those weak points that are called masterpieces; and besides, they do them as crowd pleasers -- to prove that they have the know-how.”
Paul Gauguin, The Writings of a Savage
“Beautiful colors exist, though we do not realize it, and are glimpsed behind the veil that modesty has drawn over them.”
Paul Gauguin, The Writings of a Savage
tags: art, color
“In the art of literature there are two contending parties. Those who aim to tell stories that are more or less well thought out, and those who aim at beautiful language, beauty of form. This contest may last a very long time; each side has a fifty-fifty chance. Only the poet can rightfully demand that verse be beautiful and nothing but.”
Paul Gauguin
“Absinthe is the only decent drink that suits an artist.”
Paul Gauguin
“I tried to make everything breathe in this painting: faith, quiet suffering, religious and primitive style, and great nature with its scream.”
Paul Gauguin
“Moved by an unconsious sentiment born out of solitude and savagery - idle tales of a noughty child who sometimes reflects and who is always a lover of the beautiful - the beauty that is personal - the only beauty that is human.”
Paul Gauguin, Gauguin's Intimate Journals
“Is there a recipe for making beauty? The schools give recipes, but they do not beget works that make people exclaim: " How beautiful that is!”
Paul Gauguin, The Writings of a Savage
“Neuznávám žádnou jinou pravdu, kromě pravdy umělecké lži.”
Paul Gauguin
“Art requires philosophy, just as philosophy requires art. Otherwise, what would become of beauty?”
Paul Gauguin
“31. "Shut your eyes in order to see." ~”
Paul Gauguin
“Where do we come from?" "What are we?""Where are we going?”
Paul Gauguin, Paul Gauguin: Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?
“Art is either plagiarism or revolution.”
Paul Gauguin
“I am a child. I'm an independent. They can not mock me for two things they are not. They blame me, especially your family. They do not know what is in the artist's nature. Let me live like this for some time. I continue along my path. I have a goal. I will prove to you that I am right. I am a great artist, I know that. That's why I endure so much suffering to follow my calling. Otherwise I would feel like a villain. There will come a day when our children can face anyone... with their father's name to protect and honor.”
Paul Gauguin
“Para ver cierro los ojos”
Paul Gauguin
tags: frases
“I find everything poetic, and it’s in the corners of my heart which are sometimes mysterious that I catch a glimpse of poetry… I feel a sensation that leads me into a poetic state…”
Paul Gauguin
“Don't paint from nature too much. Art is an abstraction. Derive this abstraction from nature while dreaming before it, and think more of the creation that will result.”
Paul Gauguin
“Կինը ցանկանում է ազատ լինել։ Դա նրա իրավունքն է։ Եվ իհարկե, տղամարդը չէ նրան խանգարողը։ Այն օրից, երբ կնոջ պատիվը այլևս տեղադրված չի լինի պորտից ներքև, նա կլինի ազատ։ Եվ թերևս՝ շատ ավելի առողջ։”
Paul Gauguin, Նոա Նոա Առաջ և հետո Հոդվածներ նամակնե
“D’où Venons Nous / Que Sommes Nous / Où Allons Nous”
Paul Gauguin

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