The new painters do not propose, any more than did their predecessors, to be geometers. But it may be said that geometry is to the plastic arts what grammar is to the art of the writer. Today, scholars no longer limit themselves to the three dimensions of Euclid. The painters have been lead quite naturally, one might say by intuition, to preoccupy themselves with the new possibilities of spatial measurement which, in the language of the modern studios, are designated by the term fourth dimension.

-Guillaume Apollinaire
Guillaume Apollinaire

Without artists, the order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish.

Guillaume Apollinaire
Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony. The sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed. The order which we find in nature, and which is only an effect of art, would at once vanish. Everything would break up in chaos. There would be no seasons, no civilization, no thought, no humanity; even life would give way, and the impotent void would reign everywhere.
Guillaume Apollinaire

It's raining my soul, it's raining, but it's raining dead eyes.

Guillaume Apollinaire
The new painters do not propose, any more than did their predecessors, to be geometers. But it may be said that geometry is to the plastic arts what grammar is to the art of the writer. Today, scholars no longer limit themselves to the three dimensions of Euclid. The painters have been lead quite naturally, one might say by intuition, to preoccupy themselves with the new possibilities of spatial measurement which, in the language of the modern studios, are designated by the term fourth dimension.
Guillaume Apollinaire

Matisse renovates rather than innovates.

Guillaume Apollinaire
French painting today is the only school which counts; only it plunders the universe for the logic of the great traditions, only it is full of life.
Guillaume Apollinaire

Without poets, without artists... everything would fall apart into chaos. There would be no more seasons, no more civilizations, no more thought, no more humanity, no more life even; and impotent darkness would reign forever. Poets and artists together determine the features of their age, and the future meekly conforms to their edit.

Guillaume Apollinaire
Without poets, without artists, men would soon weary of nature's monotony.
Guillaume Apollinaire

Truth beyond the real

Guillaume Apollinaire
Joy came always after pain.