Color Quotes Graphics: Wittgenstein to Zwart

“Black seems to make a colour cloudy, but darkness doesn’t. A ruby could thus keep getting darker without ever becoming cloudy; but if it became blackish red, it would become cloudy.” - Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

“Black seems to make a colour cloudy, but darkness doesn’t. A ruby could thus keep getting darker without ever becoming cloudy; but if it became blackish red, it would become cloudy.” -- Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Austrian Philosopher, 1889-1951

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“Imagine someone pointing to a place in the iris of a Rembrandt eye and saying, ‘The walls of my room should be painted this color.” - Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

“Imagine someone pointing to a place in the iris of a Rembrandt eye and saying, ‘The walls of my room should be painted this color.” -- Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Austrian Philosopher, 1889-1951

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“White must be the lightest color in a picture.” - Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

“White must be the lightest color in a picture.” -- Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Austrian Philosopher, 1889-1951

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“I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature – the very thought of it drives me mad.” - Andrew Wyeth

“I love to study the many things that grow below the corn stalks and bring them back to the studio to study the color. If one could only catch that true color of nature – the very thought of it drives me mad.” -- Andrew Wyeth, American Contemporary Realist Painter, b. 1917

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“Colour is a creative element, not a trimming.” - Piet Zwart

“Colour is a creative element, not a trimming.” -- Piet Zwart, Dutch photographer, typographer, and industrial designer., 1885-1977

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“If we were to imagine an orange on the blue side or green on the red side or violet on the yellow side, it would give us the same impression as a north wind coming from the southwest.” - Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

“If we were to imagine an orange on the blue side or green on the red side or violet on the yellow side, it would give us the same impression as a north wind coming from the southwest.” -- Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Austrian Philosopher, 1889-1951

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“Our ordinary language has no means for describing a particular shade of color. Thus it is incapable of producing a picture of this color.” - Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

“Our ordinary language has no means for describing a particular shade of color. Thus it is incapable of producing a picture of this color.” -- Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Austrian Philosopher, 1889-1951

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“A color which would be ‘dirty’ if it were the color of a wall, needn’t be so in a painting.” - Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

​“A color which would be ‘dirty’ if it were the color of a wall, needn’t be so in a painting.” -- Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Austrian Philosopher, 1889-1951

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“I entreat fresh visions from the painters. Be lavish with your vermilion to portray the mountains in the spring.” - Lu Xun

“I entreat fresh visions from the painters. Be lavish with your vermilion to portray the mountains in the spring.” -- Lu Xun, Chinese Printmaker, 1881-1936

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“There is no criterion by which to recognize what is a color, except that it is one of our colors.” - Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

​“There is no criterion by which to recognize what is a color, except that it is one of our colors.” -- Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Austrian Philosopher, 1889-1951

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“Golden is a surface colour.”  - Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein

“Golden is a surface colour.”  ~ Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein, Austrian Philosopher, 1889-1951

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“And then, of course, most potters, they go in for earth tones and subdued things, and I like color." - Beatrice Wood

“And then, of course, most potters, they go in for earth tones and subdued things, and I like color." -- Beatrice Wood, American Artist and Ceramicist, 1893-1998

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“Colour confines the totality of elemental work.” - Jan Zawadzki

“Colour confines the totality of elemental work.” -- Jan Zawadzki, American Artist

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