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Artist regarded as the most important French Painter and Artist of the 20th century, 1869-1954
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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“My choice of colors does not rest on any scientific theory; it is based on observation, on feeling, on the experience of my sensibility. Inspired by certain pages of Delacroix, an artist like Signac is preoccupied with complementary colors, and the t”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“There is no interruption between my older paintings and my cutouts. Just that with an increasing sense of the absolute, and more abstraction, I have achieved a form that is simplified to its essence,”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“My curves are not crazy.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I wouldn't mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Impressionism is the newspaper of the soul.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Truly, I'm not joking when I thank my lucky stars for the awful operation I had, since it has made me young again and philosophical which means that I don't want to fritter away the new lease on life I've been given.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.”

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    I Like this quote I dislike this quote“It is only after years of preparation that the young artist should touch color - not color used descriptively, that is, but as a means of personal expression.”

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