10 Most Beautiful Quotes from Claude Monet

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10 most beautiful quotes from Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926), founder of French impressionist.

  1. People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.”
  2. I would advise young artists . . . to paint as they can, as long as they can, without being afraid of painting badly . . . . If their painting doesn’t improve by itself, it means that nothing can be done – and I wouldn’t do anything!”
  3. It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them.”
  4. We’re having marvelous weather and I wish I could send you a little of the sunshine. I am slaving away on six paintings a day. I’m giving myself a hard time over it as I haven’t yet managed to capture the color of this landscape, there are moments when I’m appalled at the colors I’m having to use, I’m afraid what I’m doing is just dreadful and yet I really am understating it; the light is simply terrifying.”
  5. No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it, and is sure of his method and composition.”
  6. For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life – the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.”
  7. I am completely absorbed by my work. These landscapes of water and reflections have become an obsession. They are beyond the strength of an old man, and yet I am determined to set down what I feel. I have destroyed some…I have begun others over again…and I hope that something will come of so much effort.”
  8. I know that to paint the sea really well, you need to look at it every hour of every day in the same place so that you can understand its way in that particular spot; and that is why I am working on the same motifs over and over again, four or six times even.”
  9. I am following Nature without being able to grasp her… I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.”
  10. It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly.”

Edwin A. Lua

Owned a few self-hosted blogs. While working on building the sites, I also post my written-content. Been doing for some years, including managing its social media, content optimizing for search, web maintenance, upgrading, simple code-editing, subscriptions and renewing of domains and web-space. Literally, everything and self-taught! A hobbyist blogging socially.. Aims to become a freelance blogger for niche-market or business entrepreneur with portfolios. Free to visit About Me page. Thank you,Edwin

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Edwin A. Lua

Owned a few self-hosted blogs. While working on building the sites, I also post my written-content. Been doing for some years, including managing its social media, content optimizing for search, web maintenance, upgrading, simple code-editing, subscriptions and renewing of domains and web-space. Literally, everything and self-taught! A hobbyist blogging socially.. Aims to become a freelance blogger for niche-market or business entrepreneur with portfolios. Free to visit About Me page. Thank you, Edwin