It is by the straight line and the circle that the representation of all things may be demonstrated.
The sentiments of men often differ with regard to beauty and deformity of all kinds
Listen! There never was an artistic period. There never was an Art-loving nation. In the beginning, man went forth each day—all that they might gain and live, or lose and die.
Art should be independent of all clap-trap—should stand alone, and appeal to the artistic sense of eye or ear, without confounding this with emotions entirely foreign to it, as devotion, pity, love, patriotism, and the like.
It is right and necessary that all men should have work to do which shall he worth doing
I AM emphatically of opinion that the best Art of modern times is as good as any of its kind that has gone before, and furthermore, that the best Art of England can hold its own against the world.
The purpose of applying art: to add beauty to the results of the work of man and to add pleasure to the work itself
Art is harmony. Harmony is the analogy of contrary elements and the analogy of similar elements of tone, color and line...
Nature has more depth than surface, hence the need to introduce in our vibrations of light, represented by reds and yellows, enough blue tints to give a feeling of air.
What makes a piece of artwork significant, is the fullness of the artist’s efforts, the powerfulness of his or her will.
Expression, for me, does not reside in passions glowing in a human face or manifested by violent movement. The entire arrangement of my picture is expressive.
Even if someone paints a 'green sun', I will not say it is wrong.
Every work of art is the child of its age and, in many cases, the mother of our emotions.
A first encounter with any new phenomenon exercises immediately an impression on the soul.
I condemn without hesitation the position of the Knave of Diamonds, which has replaced creative activity with theorizing.
There is nothing real outside ourselves; there is nothing real except the coincidence of a sensation and an individual mental direction.
There is nothing more awful in the world than repetition, uniformity
I shake off the dust of the West, and I consider all those people ridiculous and backward who still imitate Western models in the hope of becoming pure painters and who fear literariness more than death.
It is the creation of a new form which expresses the relativity between weight and expansion, between rotation and revolution; here, in fact, we have life itself caught in a form which life has created in its infinite succession of events.
Abandon love, abandon aestheticism, abandon the baggage of wisdom, for in the new culture, your wisdom is ridiculous and insignificant. I have untied the knots of wisdom and liberated the consciousness of color!
This is how we decompose and recompose the universe according to our marvelous whims
In art, progress does not consist in extension, but in the knowledge of limits. Limitation determines style, engenders new form, and gives impulse to creation.
May the downfall of the old world be etched on the palms of your hands.
The organization of artistic elements must be applied to the design of the material elements of everyday life.
The artist is himself nature and a part of nature in natural space
By eliminating everything superfluous to the technical means of their craft the Cubists finally reached the common ground where a general, synthetic culture becomes possible.
'What is this shocking anomaly you are producing?'
A treatise on the effect of infinite reproducibility on art, and a caution against fascist propaganda. Both more relevant than ever.
My classical education naturally led me to study the Masters ... until the day when I realized that for me it was necessary to forget the technique of the Masters, or rather understand it in a completely personal manner. Isn’t this the rule with every artist of classical training?
It is often said of a picture: this picture is not extraordinary, it is nothing remarkable, but “it shows great sensitiveness”.
You see, I have made a great discovery: I no longer believe in anything...what I can only describe as a state of peace—
The selector used to find the pages shown above is:
template=artwork|writing|artist|movement|book|medium|subject|location|book, limit=200, subjects=9303, (template=artist|book|artwork|architecture), (template=writing, parent!=11473|11474|11475|11476|11477|11478|11479|11513|12439|12660|12702|13171|13510|13564|13800|14235|14546|14596|17316|17964|17965|17966|17982|18015|18017|18044|18194|18213|18307|18308|19003|19216|19275|19317|19371|19390|19402|19465|19502|19530|19610|21065|21138|21178), sort=sort=name, sort=year_completed