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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
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"In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature."

"It is easy to finish things. Nothing is simpler. Never does one lie so cleverly as then."
 
"Landscape is and must be nothing more than an accessory; the pure landscape painter is a dumb brute. Landscape must serve only to enhance our understanding of the character of the figure."
 
"In our time there are many artists who do something because it is new; they see their value and their justification in this newness. They are deceiving themselves; novelty is seldom the essential. This has to do with one thing only; making a subject better from its intrinsic nature."
 
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