60 Great Quotes On Color


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“Of all God's gifts to the sighted man, color is holiest, the most divine, the most solemn.”
- John Ruskin

“In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.”
- Hans Hofmann

“Light is a thing that cannot be reproduced, but must be represented by something else – by color.”
- Paul Cezanne

“Color helps to express light, not the physical phenomenon, but the only light that really exists, that in the artist's brain.”
- Henri Matisse

“Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.”
- Paul Klee

“Everything that you can see in the world around you presents itself to your eyes only as an arrangement of patches of different colors.”
- John Ruskin

“The fact that the colors in the flower have evolved in order to attract insects to pollinate it is interesting; that means insects can see the colors. That adds a question: does this aesthetic sense we have also exist in lower forms of life?”
- Richard P. Feynman

“The painter has to unlearn the habit of thinking that things seem to have the color which common sense says they 'really' have, and to learn the habit of seeing things as they appear.”
- Bertrand Russell

“Color creates, enhances, changes, reveals and establishes the mood of the painting.”
- Kiff Holland

“Color is a power which directly influences the soul.”
― Wassily Kandinsky

“The chief function of color should be to serve expression.”
- Henri Matisse

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways.”
- Oscar Wilde

“Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.”
- Pablo Picasso

“All colors arouse specific associative ideas…”
- Yves Klein

“Color provokes a psychic vibration. Color hides a power still unknown but real, which acts on every part of the human body.”
- Wassily Kandinsky

“Colors produce a corresponding spiritual vibration, and it is only as a step towards this spiritual vibration that the elementary physical impression is of importance.”
- Wassily Kandinsky

“Colors express the main psychic functions of man.”
- Carl Gustav Jung

“Color! What a deep and mysterious language, the language of dreams.”
- Paul Gauguin

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1 Comment

  • Stephanie J. Banks

    20.08.2023 at 04:44 Reply

    A Kandinsky poem read: “Now disappearing slowly in green g rass. Now stic king in gray muck. Now disappearing slowly in white snow. Now sticking in gray muck. Lay long: big long black reeds.” From his book of poetry Sounds.

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