Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Mallarme thoughts on Manet

Manet, when he casts away the cares of art and chats with a friend. . . in his studio, expresses himself with brilliancy. It is then that he says what the he means by painting . . . how he paints as he does. Each time he begins a picture, says he, he plunges head long into it, and feels like a man who knows that his surest plan to swim safely is dangerous as it may seem, to throw himself into the water. . . no one should paint a landscape and a figure by the same process, with the same knowledge, or in the same fashion; now what is more, even two landscapes or two figures. Each work should be a new creation of the mind.

Mallarme states about Manet thoughts.

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