“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”

“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper understanding.”

“Normality is a paved road; it’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.”

“The painter of the future will be a colorist in a way no one has been before.”

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“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.”

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“…and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”

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“In painting I want to say something comforting in the way that music is comforting.”

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“Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.”

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Cafe Terrace at Night

 

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1887 melanotype showing Emile Bernard (second from the left), Vincent van Gogh (third from the left), André Antoine (standing at center), and Paul Gauguin (far right) in a group photo

“Van Gogh (sadly facing away) w/the great Emile Bernard”
courtesy of Jerry Saltz

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