Henri Rousseau “Quotes”
Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.

Excuse my scribbling, it is late, and I have a poor candle.

I cannot now change my style, which I acquired, as you can imagine, by dint of labour.

It is often said that my heart is too open for my own good.

Nothing makes me so happy as to observe nature and to paint what I see.
 

 

Biography
Henri Julien Félix Rousseau (May 21, 1844 – September 2, 1910 was a French Post-Impressionist painter in the Naive or Primitive manner. He is also known as Le Douanier (the customs officer) after his place of employment. Ridiculed during his life, he came to be recognized as a self-taught genius whose works are of high artistic quality.

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Gustave Courbet “Quotes”
Beauty, like truth, is relative to the time when one lives and to the individual who can grasp it. The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.

Fine art is knowledge made visible.

France is the only nation in which astoundingly small numbers of civilized patrons reside.

I am not one who was born in the custody of wisdom; I am one who is fond of olden times and intense in quest of the sacred knowing of the ancients.

I hope to live all my life for my art, without abandoning my principles one iota.

Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things.

Painting is the representation of visible forms. The essence of realism is its negation of the idea.

The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.

I am fifty years old and I have always lived in freedom; let me end my life free; when I am dead let this be said of me: ‘He belonged to no school, to no church, to no institution, to no academy, least of all to any régime except the régime of liberty.

The expression of beauty is in direct ratio to the power of conception the artist has acquired.

When we see men of worth, we should think of equalling them; when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inward and examine ourselves.

Gustave Courbet Biography
Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (10 June 1819 – 31 December 1877) was a French painter who led the Realist movement in 19th-century French painting.

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Claude Monet (1840 –1926) French Impressionist Painter

Claude Monet was born in Paris, France in 1840. The style of his artwork breaks free from the typical confines of artistic composition to evolve into the groundbreaking landscape images of the Impressionist period, for which he is credited as founding. Impressionism was a movement in which painters looked to natural world for their inspiration, incorporating vibrant light and color in their art,  rather than the solemn colors of previous era. Monet died in 1926 at the age of 86. Several of his most celebrated works include Impression, Sunrise for which the Impressionist movement was named, and for his series of  approximately 250 Water Lilies paintings depicting his flower garden at Giverny.

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