About ART

Art is not about imitating reality, because it already exists. Art is about creating a possible reality.

Il ne s’agit pas d’imiter la réalité puisqu’elle existe déjà. L’art permet de créer une réalité possible.

I like to think that I am an architect who paints, I want to litterally construct a painting.

J’aime à croire que je suis un architecte qui peint, je veux construire des tableaux.

Some say that beauty in art is irrelevant, an outdated idea. But when you look at the state of the world, I think it is important to show that beauty still exists. To create something ugly is nonsense.

On dit qu’en matière d’Art, se préoccuper de beauté est une idée dépassée. Or quand on regarde le monde qui nous entoure, je crois qu’il est primordial de montrer qu’elle existe, créer laid est un non sens.

One does not need a reason to paint or draw, the pleasure of doing it is good enough

On a pas besoin d’une raison particulière pour peindre ou dessiner, sinon par pur plaisir de le faire.

A gazelle runs because it is a gazelle : that is what we expect her to do. The same with the artist who paints because he is a painter.

Une gazelle court parce qu’elle est une gazelle, c’est ce que font les gazelles. De même pour l’artiste qui peint parce qu’il est peintre.

Francois Cloutier

4 comments

  1. Hi Francois, do you know who wrote the ‘beauty’ quote?

    Some say that beauty in art is irrelevant, an outdated idea. But when you look at the state of the world, I think it is important to show that beauty still exists. To create something ugly is nonsense.

    I love it!

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