Monday, November 3, 2008

Color Quotes… and a game to play...

Last summer, when I went to Florence to attend the Pitti Filati yarn trend show, I went to an exhibit at the Ferragamo Shoe Museum in Florence. The theme of the exhibit was Color. There was one room that featured quotes from various artists, about color.

Below are the quotes… See if you can figure out from the list of artists… who authored each quote. I shall put the answers in the next Blog entry. And, for those of you who want to try Italian, I shall also put the Italian, as I wrote it down.

Here are the various artists.... and the quotes are below. See how you do.

~~Sonia Delaunay ~~ Paul Cezanne ~~ Henri Matisse ~~ Carvaggio ~~ Georgia O’Keefe ~~Vasily Kandinsky ~~ Leonardo da Vinci ~~ Joseph Albers ~~ Marc Chagall ~~Paul Gaugin ~~ Paul Klee ~~ Ivan Alberight ~~Pablo Picasso~~

(Answers will be in the next blog... don't peek unless you need to. The italian is there as well, for those who want to see how they do at that.


Color is all. When color is right, form is right. Color is everything, color is vibration like music; everything is vibration.

I find I could say things with colors that I couldn’t say in any other way – things that I had no words for.

There is no model; there is only color.

A color is as strong as the impression it creates.

Painting is a combination of light and shade, closely mixed with the different qualities of all colors, simple and complex.

Color and I are one.

Color and cooking. The cook puts more or less salt, that is the difference.

Color! What a profound and mysterious language, the language of dreams.

When there is no color, there is no energy, no form and no life.

Color is a means of exerting a direct influence upon the soul. Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammer, the soul is the piano with the strings.

The new art will really begin when we understand that color has an existence of its own, that is infinite combinations have a poetry and a poetic idiom for more expressive than anything else that has ever existed.

Colors, like features, follow the changes of the emotions.

Color above all, perhaps more than drawing, is a liberation.


Andrew said...

If you'd like to see works by these artists, I suggest the following links:

Chagall paintings

Picasso etchings

Matisse Drawings

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