"...the object of art
is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same
"Art, to me is the
interpretation of the impression which nature makes upon the eye and
brain. The word 'Impressionism' as applied to art has been abused,
and in the general acceptance of the term has become perverted. [...]
The true impressionism is realism. So many people do not observe.
They take the ready-made axioms laid down by others, and walk blindly in
a rut without trying to see for themselves."
"Life is rapid, art is
"Art among a religious
race produces reliques [sic]; among a military one, trophies; among a
commercial one, articles of trade."
"In art there is no
progress, only fluctuations of intensity."