The Painter Should Not Paint What He Sees, But What Will Be Seen.
The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen.
-- Paul Valery, Mauvaises pensees et autres
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be. -- Paul Valery
Il faut etre leger comme l'oiseau, et non comme la plume.
[One should be light like a bird, and not like a feather.] -- Paul Valery...
Achilles cannot defeat the tortoise if he thinks of space and time -- Paul Valery
As for the outside world, the artist is confronted by what he see
but what he sees is primarily what he looks at. -- Andre Malraux...
Visits always give pleasure: if not on arrival, then on the departure.
-- Edouard Le Berquier, "Pensees des Autre...
What's the difference between a man and E.T.? E.T. phoned home.
An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it. -- Paul Valery
To finish a work? To finish a picture? What nonsense!
To finish it means to be through with it, to kill it, to rid it of its soul, to give it its final blow....