Don't be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation.
What is one to think of those fools who tell one that the artist is always subordinate to nature? Art is in harmony parallel with nature.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
All my life I have worked to be able to earn my living, but I thought that one could do good painting without attracting attention to one's private life. Certainly, an artist wishes to raise himself intellectually as much as possible, but the man must remain obscure. The pleasure must be found in the work.