[Artist, b. 1848, Paris, d. 1903, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands.]
Do you know what will soon be the ultimate in truth?—photography, once it begins to reproduce colors, and that won’t be long in coming. And yet you want an intelligent man to sweat for months so as to give the illusion he can do something as well as an ingenious little machine can!
Machines have come, art has fled, and I am far from thinking photography can help us.