- Degas mind about painting

,  par Hervé BERNARD dit RVB

It is very good to copy what one sees ; it is much better to draw what you can’t see any more but is in your memory. It is a transformation in which imagination and memory work together. You only reproduce what struck you, that is to say the necessary.”

A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.

I assure you no art was ever less spontaneous than mine. What I do is the result of reflection and study of the great masters ; of inspiration, spontaneity, temperament — temperament is the word — I know nothing.

A painting requires a little mystery, some vagueness, and some fantasy. When you always make your meaning perfectly plain you end up boring people.

I endorse this quotes with replacing painting by photo.