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Alfred Sisley | Artworks /Quotes | Page 3

▻ "Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love".

"Ogni immagine mostra un elemento del quale l'artista si è innamorato".

▻ "Though the artist must remain master of his craft, the surface, at times raised to the highest pitch of loveliness, should transmit to the beholder the sensation which possessed the artist".

"Anche se l'artista deve restare padrone del suo mestiere, la superficie, a volte portata al più alto grado di grazia, dovrebbe trasmettere allo spettatore la sensazione che possedeva l'artista".

▻ "The animation of the canvas is one of the hardest problems of painting".
"L'animazione della tela è uno dei più difficili problemi della pittura".
▻ "I always start a painting with the sky".
▻ "The motif must always be set down in a simple way, easily grasped and understood by the beholder. By the elimination of superfluous detail, the spectator should be led along the road that the artist indicates to him, and from the first be made to notice what the artist has felt".