Chaim Soutine quotes, the painter on his painting art & artistic life in France - free art-resource for students, pupils and art teachers
In his artist-quotes Soutine expresses a. o. his strong adoration for Rembrandt. He tells about an inner cry from his youth, which he always tried to express in his painting art. Soutine has become famous by his many dynamic, wild, rough French landscapes, portraits and still life’s, painted with a visibly-raw gesture on the canvas.
He traveled as young Russian artist already to Paris, and lived and worked with other young artists like Zadkine and his friend Modigliani. They all had their studio in the factory-building La Ruche in Paris. Soutine became specially famous for his characteristic dynamic landscape paintings. He kept himself far from French Cubism and Fauvism.
Some selected quotes of Chaim Soutine - as a short introduction of his extended quotes in the PDF:
’It is the first time in my life that I have not been able to do anything. I am in a bad state of mind and I am demoralized, and that influences me. I have only (made) seven canvases. I am sorry.’ - Soutine’s quote, from a letter to his Paris art-dealer Léopold Zborowski, 1923
’You have no right to interfere with my art. Your wife is not your property. I need her, in order to finish my picture, I must have her! I will sue you! (to the husband of his model).’ - quote of Soutine, in: ‘Life with the painters of La Ruche’, Vorobëv Marevna, Macmillan, New York, 1972, p. 156
’My paintings are a heap of shit, but better than Modigliani, Marc Chagall, and Krémènge (Russian companion-painter). Some day I will destroy my canvases, but they are too cowardly to do it.’ - quote, in ‘Soutine et son temps’, Emile Szittya, La Bibliothèque des Arts, Paris, 1955, p. 108
links for selected art-resources on Chaim Soutine:
biographical notes on Chaim Soutine, Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chaim_Soutine
artist-quotes of ànd about Soutine, Wikiquote: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Chaim_Soutine
images of the painting art of Chaim Soutine, Wikiart: https://www.wikiart.org/en/Search/Soutine
editor: Fons Heijnsbroek / Matrozenhof (FotoDutch on Wikiquote):<br>[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/User:FotoDutch]