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Biography - Honore de Balzac:

French novelist and playwright.
Born: 1799 - Died: 1850
Period:
19th century
18th century
Place of birth: France
France

The mission of art is not to copy nature, but to express it!




Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
La mission de l'art n'est pas de copier la nature, mais de l'exprimer !

German
Es ist nicht die Aufgabe der Kunst, die Natur zu kopieren, sondern sie auszudrücken!




See also 

See also...



Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.

Who would dare assign to art the sterile function of imitating nature?

Art is the transition from nature to education, and from education to nature.




Quotes for: art


Quotes

Quotes about art:


My trade and art is to live.





The more I think about it the more I feel that there’s nothing more genuinely artistic than to love people.





Art is the elimination of the unnecessary.





I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his 'divine service.'





The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.





A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.











Quotes for: nature


Quotes

Quotes about nature:


Painters understand nature and love her and teach us to see.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.





Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.





Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye... it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.





Nature never said to me: Do not be poor; still less did she say: Be rich; her cry to me was always: Be independent.











Quotes

Honore de Balzac also said...


We respect a man who respects himself.





Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true.





And wisdom in life is perhaps to ask for anything, why?





Man is neither good nor bad, he is born with instincts and aptitudes.





Life cannot go on without a great deal of forgetting.





Love is not merely a sentiment, it is an art.












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