The colours in the paintings are like the illusions that convince the eyes, similar to the beauty of the verses in poetry.
The idea of beauty does not descend into matter unless this is prepared as carefully as possible. This preparation consists of three things: arrangement, measure, and aspect or form.
Drawing is the skeleton of what you do and color is its flash.
I would rather be the first painter of common things than second in higher art.
A painting is complete when it has the shadows of a god
Painting is the grandchild of nature. It is related to God.
All works, no matter what or by whom painted, are nothing but bagatelles and childish trifles... unless they are made and painted from life, and there can be nothing... better than to follow nature.