Nicolae Tonitza


Nicolae Tonitza

Romanian painter and graphician

When you reproduce nature, you become its slave. When you represent it, you dominate it.

When you reproduce nature, you become its slave. When you represent it, you dominate it.

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The sun, which is the god of us painters, suddenly becomes our enemy if we dare to look on it ostentatiously, in all its crushing brightness.

The sun, which is the god of us painters, suddenly becomes our enemy if we dare to look on it ostentatiously, in all its crushing brightness.

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In art, the form is never perfect for itself, but for what it succeeds in expressing.

In art, the form is never perfect for itself, but for what it succeeds in expressing.

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  • Date of birth: 13 April 1886
  • Date of death: 26 February 1940

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