Andre Derain Quotes | Quotes by Andre Derain

1The greatest danger in art is too much knowledge.

2I'd like to study the drawings of kids. That's where the truth is, without a doubt.

3Fauvism was our ordeal by fire... colours became charges of dynamite. They were expected to charge light... The great merit of this method was to free the picture from all imitative and conventional contact.

4It was the era of photography. This may have influenced us, and played a part in our reaction against anything resembling a snapshot of life. (On the year 1905)

5The substance of painting is light.

6I do not innovate. I transmit.

7Colors were dynamite for us.

8We become intoxicated with color, with words that speak of color, and with the sun that makes colors brighter.

9Art must not be intelligent; art is a jouisance, an enjoyment