Color Quotes Graphics: Maisel to Milner

“The artist who pictures sounds as colours, who feels the difference in microns between one sea green and another… is not attending to what the world considers important.” - Eric Maisel

​“The artist who pictures sounds as colours, who feels the difference in microns between one sea green and another… is not attending to what the world considers important.” -- Eric Maisel, American Psychotherapist, Teacher, Author, b. 1947

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"​“Color is the essence of painting, which the subject always killed.” - Kasimir Malevich “Color is the essence of painting, which the subject always killed.” -- Kasimir Malevich, Ukrainian Cubist painter, 1878-1935"

​“Color is the essence of painting, which the subject always killed.” -- Kasimir Malevich, Ukrainian Cubist painter, 1878-1935

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“Color is a matter of taste and of sensitivity.” - Edouard Manet

“Color is a matter of taste and of sensitivity.” ~Edouard Manet, French Realist/Impressionist Painter, 1832-1883

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“Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two.” - Franz Marc

“Blue is the male principle, stern and spiritual. Yellow the female principle, gentle, cheerful and sensual. Red is matter, brutal and heavy and always the colour which must be fought and vanquished by the other two.” (From a letter to Auguste Macke) -- Franz Marc, German Expressionist Painter and Printmaker, 1880-1916

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“I am as curious about color as one would be visiting a new country, because I have never concentrated so closely on color expression. Up to now I have waited at the gates of the temple.” - Henri Matisse

“I am as curious about color as one would be visiting a new country, because I have never concentrated so closely on color expression. Up to now I have waited at the gates of the temple.” -- Henri Matisse, French artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style, 1869-1954

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“A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful.”  -- Henri Matisse

“A thimbleful of red is redder than a bucketful.”  -- Henri Matisse, French artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style, 1869-1954

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"The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.” - Alice Meynell

"The true colour of life is the colour of the body, the colour of the covered red, the implicit and not explicit red of the living heart and the pulses. It is the modest colour of the unpublished blood.” ~Alice Meynell British Poet and Essayist, 1847–1922

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“Colour is, on the evidence of language alone, very bound up with the feelings.” - Marion Milner

“Colour is, on the evidence of language alone, very bound up with the feelings.” -- Marion Milner, British Author and Psychoanalyst, 1900-1998

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“The artist, busy and unsettled, can find a moment’s peace – and even whole-being rejuvenation – by quietly attuning to a red sky, a gray sky, a black sky, a blue sky.” - Eric Maisel

“The artist, busy and unsettled, can find a moment’s peace – and even whole-being rejuvenation – by quietly attuning to a red sky, a gray sky, a black sky, a blue sky.” -- Eric Maisel, American Psychotherapist, Teacher, Author, b. 1947

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“I have broken the blue boundary of color limits, come out into the white; beside me comrade-pilots swim in this infinity.” - Kasimir Malevich

​“I have broken the blue boundary of color limits, come out into the white; beside me comrade-pilots swim in this infinity.” -- Kasimir Malevich, Ukrainian Cubist Painter known for the iconic Black Square painting, 1878-1935

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“Black is not a color.” - Edouard Manet

“Black is not a color.” -- Edouard Manet, French Realist/Impressionist Painter, 1832-1883

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“Purer colors… have in themselves, independently of the objects they serve to express, a significant action on the feelings of those who look at them.”  - Henri Matisse

“Purer colors… have in themselves, independently of the objects they serve to express, a significant action on the feelings of those who look at them.” -- Henri Matisse, French artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style, 1869-1954

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“The use of expressive colors is felt to be one of the basic elements of the modern mentality, an historical necessity, beyond choice.” - Henri Matisse

“The use of expressive colors is felt to be one of the basic elements of the modern mentality, an historical necessity, beyond choice.” -- Henri Matisse, French artist, 1869-1954

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“The key of D is daffodil yellow, B major is maroon, and B flat is blue.” - Marian McPartland

“The key of D is daffodil yellow, B major is maroon, and B flat is blue.” ~Marian McPartland British Jazz Pianist, b. 1918

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“White covers a multitude of sins.” - Jonathan Milne

“White covers a multitude of sins.” -- Jonathan Milne, creates carefully crafted sculptures in white or coloured paper.

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“I have established the semaphore of Suprematism. I have beaten the lining of the colored sky, torn it away and in the sack that formed itself, I have put color and knotted it. Swim! The free white sea, infinity, lies before you.” - Kasimir Malevich

​“I have established the semaphore of Suprematism. I have beaten the lining of the colored sky, torn it away and in the sack that formed itself, I have put color and knotted it. Swim! The free white sea, infinity, lies before you.” -- Kasimir Malevich, Ukrainian Cubist Painter known for the iconic Black Square painting, 1878-1935

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“I ripped through the blue shade of the constraints of color.” - Kasimir Malevich

“I ripped through the blue shade of the constraints of color.” -- Kasimir Malevich, Ukrainian Cubist Painter known for the iconic Black Square painting, 1878-1935

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“I am attracted to generic or ‘industrial’ colours; paper bag brown, file cabinet gray, industrial green, that kind of thing.” - Robert Mangold

“I am attracted to generic or ‘industrial’ colours; paper bag brown, file cabinet gray, industrial green, that kind of thing.” -- Robert Mangold, American Minimaliast Painter, b. 1937

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“Cutting directly into color reminds me of a sculptor’s carving into stone.”  - Henri Matisse

“Cutting directly into color reminds me of a sculptor’s carving into stone.”  -- Henri Matisse, French artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style, 1869-1954

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

​“The chief function of color should be to serve expression.”  -- Henri Matisse, French artist of the early 20th century, best known for the expressive color and form of his Fauvist style, 1869-1954

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“Color that has been built up in stages has a different character than a solitary layer of color. Plying in several layers of pigment, weaving each color on top of the last, creates a richness of hue that is otherwise unobtainable.” - Richard McDaniel

“Color that has been built up in stages has a different character than a solitary layer of color. Plying in several layers of pigment, weaving each color on top of the last, creates a richness of hue that is otherwise unobtainable.” -- Richard McDaniel, American Artist, b. 1948

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“Working in white makes people look into it. White is ethereal. There’s a purity to it, it makes things look elevated in a way. There’s a whole palette of white…” - Jonathan Milne

“Working in white makes people look into it. White is ethereal. There’s a purity to it, it makes things look elevated in a way. There’s a whole palette of white…” ~ Jonathan Milne, creates carefully crafted sculptures in white or coloured paper.

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