Le Cavalier arabe (Le Cavalier blanc), 1914, oil on canvas, 66 x 81 cm, MusÃ©e d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris
|Born||3 June 1877
Le Havre, France
|Died||23 March 1953 (aged 75)
|Education||Ã‰cole nationale supÃ©rieure des Beaux-Arts|
|Known for||Painting, drawing, design, printmaking|
|Notable work||La FÃ©e ElectricitÃ© (1937)|
|Movement||Fauvism, impressionism, modernism, cubism|
What I wish to show when I paint is the way I see things with my eyes and in my heart.
When I feel a little confused, the only thing to do is to turn back to the study of nature before launching once again into the subjects closest to heart.
France has lived a long time – eight or nine centuries – and yet art in France, too, was derivative up until the 19th Century.
I don't follow any system. All the laws you can lay down are only so many props to be cast aside when the hour of creation arrives.