- The Precise Objectivity of Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas [Quotations]
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Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas

"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."

"Even when working from nature, one has to compose."
"No art was ever less spontaneous than mine."
"Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do."
"The artist does not draw what he sees, but what he has to make others see. The painter can only do good things whan he no longer knows what he is doing."
"What use is my mind? Granted that it enables me to hail a bus and to pay my fare. But once I am inside my studio, what use is my mind? I have my model, my pencil, my paints. My mind doesn't interest me. "
"A picture is first of all a product of the imagination of the artist; it must never be a copy."
"Work a great deal with evening effects, a lamp, a candle, etc. The tantalizing thing is not always to who the source of light, but the effect of light."

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