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Quotes by Pierre Bonnard - (22 quotes)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Artists category:

The artist who paints the emotions creates an enclosed world... the picture... which, like a book, has the same interest no matter where it happens to be. Such an artist, we may imagine, spends a great deal of time doing nothing but looking, both around him and inside him. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Brother/Sisterhood category:

You cannot possibly invent painting all by yourself. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Colour category:

Drawing is feeling. Color is an act of reason. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Colour category:

It is still color; it is not yet light. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Colour category:

You reason color more than you reason drawing... Color has a logic as severe as form. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Composition category:

And after drawing comes composition. A well-composed painting is half done. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Design category:

Color does not add a pleasant quality to design – it reinforces it. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Emotion category:

The artist who paints the emotions creates an enclosed world... the picture... which, like a book, has the same interest no matter where it happens to be. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Happiness category:

One does not always sing out of happiness. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Illusion category:

The painter's only solid ground is the palette and colors, but as soon as the colors achieve an illusion, they are no longer judged. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Importance category:

The important thing is to remember what most impressed you and to put it on canvas as fast as possible. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Impressionism category:

What I am after is the first impression – I want to show all one sees on first entering the room – what my eye takes in at first glance. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Impressionism category:

-on The Impressionists...
Art is not nature... There was a lot more to be got out of colour. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Light category:

It seemed to me that it was possible to translate light, forms, and character using nothing but color, without recourse to values. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Nature category:

Art will never be able to exist without nature. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Pleasure category:

Draw your pleasure, paint your pleasure, and express your pleasure strongly. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Purpose category:

Painting has to get back to its original goal, examining the inner lives of human beings. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Seeing category:

The precision of naming takes away from the uniqueness of seeing. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Seeing category:

Speaking, when you have something to say, is like looking. But who looks? If people could see properly, and see whole, they would all be painters. And it's because people have no idea how to look that they hardly ever understand. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Strength category:

Work on the accent; it will enliven the whole. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Subject category:

The principal subject is the surface, which has its color, its laws over and above those of object. (Pierre Bonnard)

Pierre Bonnard - From the Understanding category:

I am just beginning to understand what it is to paint. A painter should have two lives, one in which to learn, and one in which to practice his art. (Pierre Bonnard)