Pierre-Auguste Renoir

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It is after you have lost your teeth that you can afford to buy steaks.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Inspirational
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What seems most significant to me about our movement is that we have freed painting from the importance of the subject. I am at liberty to paint flowers and call them flowers, without their needing to tell a story.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Flower
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The simplest subjects are the immortal ones.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Immortal
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Be a good craftsman; it won't stop you from being a genius.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Genius
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There are quite enough unpleasant things in life without the need to manufacture more.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Things In Life
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To be an artist you must learn the laws of nature.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Artist
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The ideas come afterwards, when the picture is finished.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Ideas
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You don't talk about paintings, you look at them.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Looks
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I look at a nude. There are myriads of tiny tints. I must find the ones that will make the flesh on my canvas live and quiver.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Beauty
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I never think I have finished a nude until I think I could pinch it.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Thinking
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You've got to be a fool to want to stop the march of time.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Want
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I arrange my subject as I want it, then I go ahead and paint it, like a child.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Children
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Why should beauty be suspect?
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Beauty
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The modern architect is, generally speaking, art's greatest enemy.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Art
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People love to be nice, but you must give them the chance.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Trust
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What is to be done about these literary people, who will never understand that painting is a craft and that the material side comes first? The ideas come afterwards, when the picture is finished.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Ideas
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We are in a period of searchers rather than of creators.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Periods
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The most important element in a picture cannot be defined.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Important
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I've never let one day go by without painting, or at least without drawing.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Drawing
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I have arrived more definitely than any other painter during his lifetime; honours shower upon me from every side; artists pay me compliments on my work; there are many people to whom my position must seem enviable ... But I don't seem to have a single real friend!
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Real
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God, the king of artists, was clumsy.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Kings
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The artist who uses the least of what is called imagination will be the greatest.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Artist
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The purpose of painting is to decorate the walls. Therefore it has to be as rich as possible
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Wall
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I've spent my life making blunders.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Blunders
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Paint with joy - with the same joy that you would make love to a woman.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Joy
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"The work of art must seize upon you...carry you away."
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Art
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How is it that in the so-called barbarian ages art was understood, whereas in our age of progress exactly the opposite is true?
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Art
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One can thus state, without fear of being wrong, that every truly artistic production has been conceived and executed according to the principle of irregularity.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Perfection
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If it [dabbling in art] didn't amuse me, I beg you to believe that I wouldn't do it.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Art
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Berthe Morisot was a painter full of eighteenth-century delicacy and grace; in a word, the last elegant and 'feminine' artists since Fragonard.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Artist
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About 1883 something like a break occurred in my work. I had reached the end of 'impressionism,' and I had come to realize that I did not know how to paint or draw.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Realizing
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And if out of a million visitors there is even one to whom art means something, that is enough to justify museums.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Art
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It took me twenty years to discover painting: twenty years looking at nature, and above all, going to the Louvre.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Years
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It is impossible to repeat in one period what was done in another.The pointof view isnotthesame, anymorethan are the tools, the ideals, the needs, or the painters' techniques.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Views
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If the professional schools should succeed in producing skilled workers trained in the technique of their craft, nothing could be done with them if they had no ideal.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: School
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I have a predilection for painting that lends joyousness to a wall.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Wall
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With a limited palette, the older painters could do just as well as today what they did was sounder.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Today
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Religion is everywhere. It is in the mind, in the heart, in the love you put into what you do.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Love You
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Progress in painting, there's no such thing! ...One day I went and changed the yellow on my palette. Well, the result was, I floundered for ten years!
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Years
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I have a horror of the word 'flesh', which has become so shopworn.Why not 'meat'whilethey're about it? What I like is skin, a young girl's skin that is pink and shows that she has a good circulation.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Girl
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It is not enough for a painter to be a clever craftsman; he must love to 'caress' his canvas, too.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Clever
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One must from time to time attempt things that are beyond one’s capacity.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir
Collection: Courage