Color Quotes Graphics: Miro to Nolde

“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” - Joan Miro

​“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” ~ Joan Miro, Spanish Surrealist Painter and Sculptor, 1893-1983

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“I choose color on the spur of the moment. People ask me why I paint in red. I do not have the slightest idea. I was painting in blue, then I had a need to paint in red. To be able to interact with the medium, this is the key. There are no sure ways to do art.” - Guido Molinari

“I choose color on the spur of the moment. People ask me why I paint in red. I do not have the slightest idea. I was painting in blue, then I had a need to paint in red. To be able to interact with the medium, this is the key. There are no sure ways to do art.” -- Guido Molinari, Canadian Painter, 1933-2004

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“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” - Claude Monet

​“Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” -- Claude Monet, Founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement, 1840-1926

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"I haven’t yet managed to capture the color of this landscape; there are moments when I’m appalled at the colors I’m having to use, I’m afraid what I’m doing is just dreadful and yet I really am understating it; the light is simply terrifying.” - Claude Monet

​"I haven’t yet managed to capture the color of this landscape; there are moments when I’m appalled at the colors I’m having to use, I’m afraid what I’m doing is just dreadful and yet I really am understating it; the light is simply terrifying.” -- Claude Monet, Founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement, 1840-1926

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“Black and white are absolute… expressing the most delicate vibration, the most profound tranquility, and unlimited profundity.” - Shiko Munakata

​“Black and white are absolute… expressing the most delicate vibration, the most profound tranquility, and unlimited profundity.” -- Shiko Munakata Japanese Printmaker, 1903-1975

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"“I fell in love with black; it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color… Black is the most aristocratic color of all… You can be quiet, and it contains the whole thing.” - Louise Nevelson"

​"“I fell in love with black; it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color…
Black is the most aristocratic color of all… You can be quiet, and it contains the whole thing.” -- Louise Nevelson, American Sculptor, 1899-1988"

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“Little by little, I’ve reached the stage of using only a small number of forms and colors. It’s not the first time that painting has been done with a very narrow range of colors. The frescoes of the tenth century are painted like this. For me, they are magnificent things.” - Joan Miro

“Little by little, I’ve reached the stage of using only a small number of forms and colors. It’s not the first time that painting has been done with a very narrow range of colors. The frescoes of the tenth century are painted like this. For me, they are magnificent things.” -- Joan Miro, Spanish Surrealist Painter and Sculptor, 1893-1983

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“The colored planes, as much by position and dimension as by the greater value given to color, plastically express only relationships and not forms.” - Piet Mondrian

​“The colored planes, as much by position and dimension as by the greater value given to color, plastically express only relationships and not forms.” -- Piet Mondrian, Dutch Neo-Plasticist Painter, 1872-1944

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"Since the appearance of impressionism, the official salons, which used to be brown,have become blue, green and red…” - Claude Monet

​"Since the appearance of impressionism, the official salons, which used to be brown,have become blue, green and red…” -- Claude Monet, Founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement, 1840-1926

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“The ‘pure’ red of which certain abstractionists speak does not exist. Any red is rooted in blood, glass, wine, hunters’ caps and a thousand other concrete phenomena. Otherwise we would have no feeling toward red and its relations….” - Robert Motherwell

​“The ‘pure’ red of which certain abstractionists speak does not exist. Any red is rooted in blood, glass, wine, hunters’ caps and a thousand other concrete phenomena. Otherwise we would have no feeling toward red and its relations….” -- Robert Motherwell American Abstract Expressionist Painter, 1915-1991

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“I make black and white prints because I want to go back to the beginning.” - Shiko Munakata

​“I make black and white prints because I want to go back to the beginning.” -- Shiko Munakata Japanese Printmaker, 1903-1975

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“Some of us come on earth seeing – some of us come on earth seeing color.” - Louise Nevelson

​“Some of us come on earth seeing – some of us come on earth seeing color.” -- Louise Nevelson, American Sculptor, 1899-1988

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“I’m intrigued that one can recognize different parts of the world solely by the particular color of the water.” -  Leonard Mizerek

​“I’m intrigued that one can recognize different parts of the world solely by the particular color of the water.” --  Leonard Mizerek, American Painter

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“Colors pursue me like a constant worry. They even worry me in my sleep.” – Claude Monet

​“Colors pursue me like a constant worry. They even worry me in my sleep.” – Claude Monet, Founder of French Impressionist Painting, 1840-1926

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“The point is to know how to use the colors, the choice of which is,when all’s said and done, a matter of habit.”  - Claude Monet

​"“The point is to know how to use the colors, the choice of which is,
when all’s said and done, a matter of habit.”  -- Claude Monet, Founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement, 1840-1926"

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“Colours come out of a tube pure; why is it that painters take such a long, indirect road to find them, searching for them in the light, in the shadows?” - Rodrigo Moynihan

​“Colours come out of a tube pure; why is it that painters take such a long, indirect road to find them, searching for them in the light, in the shadows?” -- Rodrigo Moynihan, British Painter, 1910-1990

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“I was walking along a road one evening – on one side lay the city, and below me was the fjord. The sun went down – the clouds were stained red, as if with blood. I felt as though the whole of nature was screaming – it seemed as though I could hear a scream. I painted that picture, painting the clouds like real blood. The colours screamed.” - Edvard Munch

​“I was walking along a road one evening – on one side lay the city, and below me was the fjord. The sun went down – the clouds were stained red, as if with blood. I felt as though the whole of nature was screaming – it seemed as though I could hear a scream. I painted that picture, painting the clouds like real blood. The colours screamed.” -- Edvard Munch, Norwegian Symbolist/Expressionist Painter, 1863-1944

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“Colours in vibration, peeling like silver bells and clanging like bronze bells, proclaiming happiness, passion and love, soul, blood and death.” - Emil Nolde

​“Colours in vibration, peeling like silver bells and clanging like bronze bells, proclaiming happiness, passion and love, soul, blood and death.” -- Emil Nolde, German Expressionist Painter, 1867-1956

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