Oil-painting is a developed technique. Why go backwards?
Some colors reconcile themselves to one another, others just clash.
Without anxiety and illness I should have been like a ship without a rudder.
When I paint a person, his enemies always find the portrait a good likeness.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas.
Death is pitch-dark, but colors are light. To be a painter, one must work with rays of light.
The rich man who gives, steals twice over. First he steals the money and then the hearts of men.
A person himself believes that all the other portraits are good likenesses except the one of himself.