Paul Cézanne, Montagne Sainte-Victoire, 1904

The design includes everything except the colour.

Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, 1780-1867


Do not be put off if some people find no resemblance to your portraits; there are many people who cannot see.

Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun, 1755-1842


You don't just have to look at the model, you have to read it like a book.

Jacques-Louis David, 1748-1825


The virtuoso must of necessity give way to the composer, as the orchestra does in the symphonies, Hector Berlioz


The style is me, Jean Nouvel


As a rule, therefore, colour is not a means of exerting a direct influence on the soul. Colour is the touch. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with many strings. The artist is the hand which, by the proper use of this or that key, sets the human soul in vibration. It is therefore clear that the harmony of colours must be based solely on the principle of effective contact with the human soul. This basis will be defined as the principle of inner necessity.

Vassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944