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Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot Quotes



Quotes by Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - (19 quotes)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Beauty category:

Beauty in art is truth bathed in an impression received from nature. I am struck upon seeing a certain place. While I strive for conscientious imitation, I yet never for an instant lose the emotion that has taken hold of me. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Children category:

I am like a child who blows up a bubble of soap. At first the bubble is very small, but it is already spherical. Then the child blows the bubble up very softly, until he is afraid that it will burst. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Colour category:

-Roycrofter's Little Journeys, Eminent Artists, 1902...
Heavens, how charming it is! There is now in the sky only the soft vaporous color of pale citron - the last reflection of the sun which plunges into the dark blue of the night, going from green tones to a pale turquoise of an unheard-of fineness and a fluid delicacy quite indescribable... (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Conviction category:

Listen to the advice of others, but follow only what you understand and can unite in your own feeling. Be firm, be meek, but follow your own convictions. It is better to be nothing than an echo of other painters. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Earth category:

-Roycrofter's Little Journeys, Eminent Artists, 1902...
The sun sinks more and more behind the horizon. Bam! he throws his last ray, a streak of gold and purple which fringes the flying clouds. There, now it has entirely disappeared. Bien! bien! twilight commences. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Emotion category:

Never lose the first impression which has moved you. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Form category:

The most important things in a painting are Form and Value. Color comes last - like a friend you welcome. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Guidance category:

Be guided by feeling alone. We are only simple mortals, subject to error. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Imitation category:

Don't imitate, don't follow the others, or else you will lag behind them. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Methodology category:

I work on all parts of my painting at once, improving it very gently until I find that the effect is complete. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Muse category:

-to Camille Pissarro...
Go to the country - The muse is in the woods. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Order category:

Set up your study or picture in an orderly fashion. This order should not cramp either the linearist or the colorist... Never lose sight of that first impression by which you were moved. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Painting category:

I hope with all my heart there will be painting in heaven. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Plein-Air category:

Do console your poor friend, who is so troubled to see his paintings so miserable, so sad, next to the radiant nature he has before his eyes! (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Prayer category:

-Roycrofter's Little Journeys, Eminent Artists, 1902...
...everything is vague, confused, and Nature grows drowsy. The fresh evening air sighs among the leaves - the birds, these voices of the flowers are saying their evening prayer. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Reality category:

Reality is one part of art; feeling completes it... Before any site and any object, abandon yourself to your first impression. If you have really been touched, you will convey to others the sincerity of your emotion. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Sight category:

-Roycrofter's Little Journeys, Eminent Artists, 1902...
The fields lose their color, the trees form but gray or brown masses... the dark waters reflect the bland tones of the sky. We are losing sight of things - but one still feels that everything is there... (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Sincerity category:

Be guided by feelings alone... Before any site and any object, abandon yourself to your first impression. If you have really been touched, you will convey to others the sincerity of your emotion. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot - From the Values category:

In preparing a study or a picture, it seems to me very important to begin by an indication of the darkest values... and to continue in order to the lightest value. From the darkest to the lightest I would establish twenty shades. (Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot)