Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Claude Monet Quotes. Let’s look at these pieces of wisdom. We definitely have something to learn from them!
Among the seascapes, I am doing the regattas of Le Havre with many figures on the beach and the outer harbor covered with small sails.
My life has been nothing but a failure.
I do have a dream, a painting, the baths of La Grenouillere for which I’ve done a few bad rough sketches, but it is a dream. Renoir, who has just spent two months here, also wants to do this painting.
Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
I am installed in a fairylike place. I do not know where to poke my head; everything is superb, and I would like to do everything, so I use up and squander lots of color, for there are trials to be made.
I pass my time in the open air on the beach when it is really heavy weather or when the boats go out fishing.
I was definitely born under an evil star. I have just been thrown out of the inn where I was staying, naked as a worm.
My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it’s simply necessary to love.
I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
I will do water – beautiful, blue water.
Etretat is becoming more and more amazing. Now is the real moment: the beach with all its fine boats; it is superb, and I am enraged not to be more skillful in rendering all this. I would need two hands and hundreds of canvases.
Eventually, my eyes were opened, and I really understood nature. I learned to love at the same time.
I wear myself out and struggle with the sun. And what a sun here! It would be necessary to paint here with gold and gemstones. It is wonderful.
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
Try to forget what objects you have before you – a tree, a house, a field, or whatever. Merely think, ‘Here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow,’ and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives you your own impression of the scene before you.