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The aim of every true artist is to project the sense of power he feels when stirred by the unpretentious reality of nature.
The art of seeing nature is a thing as much to be acquired as the art of reading Egyptian hieroglyphs. -
The gloom of the world is but a shadow. Behind it, yet within our reach, is joy. There is radiance and glory in the darkness could we but see it; and to see it, we have only to look. Contessina, I beseech you to look
We can do nothing by ourselves but, being called, being directed, being required to do that which is beyond our strength, the life springs and the power arises that does the work” -
I have drawn things since I was six. All that I made before the age of sixty-
Once Hokusai, later Guakiajin, the Old Man Crazy About Drawing.
Once one has passed through certain trials in life, one cannot feel anything but loving sympathy towards human weakness.”