Color Quotes Graphics: A’Court to Baudelaire

“Sometimes when I’m having a colour moment I think to myself, okay what would be the most disgusting colour to add here? Sometimes that ‘disgusting’ can turn out to be ‘surprising’ and ‘completely gorgeous’.” - Angela A’Court

“Sometimes when I’m having a colour moment I think to myself, okay what would be the most disgusting colour to add here? Sometimes that ‘disgusting’ can turn out to be ‘surprising’ and ‘completely gorgeous’.” - Angela A’Court, Contemporary British American Artist and Printmaker

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 “Colors speak all languages.” - Joseph Addison

“Colors speak all languages.” ~ Joseph Addison, English Essayist, Poet, Playwright, and Politician, 1672-1719

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Josef Albers Quote

“Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which it carries and therefore influences.” -- Josef Albers German-born American Abstract Painter and Designer, 1888-1976

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“The picture will have charm when each colour is very unlike the one next to it.”-Leon Battista Alberti,

“The picture will have charm when each colour is very unlike the one next to it.” -- Leon Battista Alberti, Italian Early Renaissance Architect, 1404-1472

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“The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colors..."-James Edmund Allen Quote

“The world is your kaleidoscope, and the varying combinations of colors which at every succeeding moment it presents to you are the exquisitely adjusted pictures of your ever-moving thoughts.” --James Edmund Allen, American illustrator, printmaker, and painter, 1894–1964

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Kenn Backhaus Quote

“A variation of edges, along with the proper value, allows the artist to draw attention to or away from different areas of the painting… Likewise, use of color draws attention to an area…” -- Kenn Backhaus, American Painter

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“Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.”- Moncy Barbour

“Let the blue sky meet the blue sea and all is blue for a time.”- Moncy Barbour, Poet and Painter, 1952-2014

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David Batchelor Quote

“Colour is uncontainable. It effortlessly reveals the limits of language and evades our best attempts to impose a rational order on it… To work with colour is to become acutely aware of the insufficiency of language and theory – which is both disturbing and pleasurable.” ~ David Batchelor, British Sound Engineer, 1941-2005

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“There are always a myriad of colour choices that will work in any situation, as long as the tonal value is appropriate.” - Gaye Adam

“There are always a myriad of colour choices that will work in any situation, as long as the tonal value is appropriate.” - Gaye Adams, Contemporary Canadian Painter

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“I advise students on the subject of color as follows: ‘If it looks good enough to eat, use it.'" - Abe Ajay

“I advise students on the subject of color as follows: ‘If it looks good enough to eat, use it.'" - Abe Ajay, American Artist, 1919-1998

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Josef Albers Quote

“Color is like cooking. The cook puts in more or less salt, that’s the difference!” -- Josef Albers, German-born American Abstract Painter and Designer, 1888-1976

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“It seems obvious that colors vary according to lights, because when any color is..."-Leon Battista Alberti Quote

“It seems obvious that colors vary according to lights, because when any color is placed in the shade, it appears to be different from the same color which is located in light. Shade makes color dark, whereas light makes color bright where it strikes.” -- Leon Battista Alberti, Italian Early Renaissance Architect, 1404-1472

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“A color is as strong as the impression it creates.”-Ivan Albright

“A color is as strong as the impression it creates.” ~ Ivan Albright American Magic Realist Painter, 1897-1983

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“Color is the fruit of life.” - Guillaume Apollinaire

“Color is the fruit of life.” ~Guillaume Apollinaire, French Poet, Writer and Art Critic, 1880-1918

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Francis Bacon Quote

“All colours will agree in the dark.” -- Francis Bacon, Irish-born British Expressionist Painter, 1909-1992

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Mary Bassi Quote

“A dominant colour possesses tremendous power in making a painting unique. tremendous power in making a painting unique.” -- Mary Bassi, Argentinian Painter, b. 1934

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Charles Baudelaire Quote

“Color… thinks by itself, independently of the object it clothes.” -- Charles Baudelaire, French Poet, 1821-1867

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"Black is such a happy color darling." - Morticia Addams

"Black is such a happy color darling." - Morticia Addams, Fictional character from The Addams Family comic strip, 1960s television show and 1990s film

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Josef Albers Quote

“We never really perceive what color is physically.” -- Josef Albers German-born American Abstract Painter and Designer, 1888-1976

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Josef Albers Quote

“If one says ‘Red’ – the name of color – and there are fifty people listening, it can be expected that there will be fifty reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different.” -- Josef Albers German-born American Abstract Painter and Designer, 1888-1976

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“In my photography, color and composition are inseparable. I see in color.”-William Albert Allard

“In my photography, color and composition are inseparable. I see in color.” -- William Albert Allard, Photographic Essay, American Photographer Master Series, b. 1989

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“Yellow wakes me up in the morning. Yellow gets me on the bike every day. Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice. Yellow makes me suffer. Yellow is the reason I am here.” - Lance Armstrong

“Yellow wakes me up in the morning. Yellow gets me on the bike every day. Yellow has taught me the true meaning of sacrifice. Yellow makes me suffer. Yellow is the reason I am here.” -- Lance Armstrong, American Professional Road Racing Cyclist, b. 1971

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Alden Baker Quote

“My father pointed to the moon and asked me what color it was. I couldn’t tell. So he told me to look at the horizon and then glance back quickly at the moon. Then I saw it: it was pale green” -- Alden Baker, American Painter, b. 1928

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David Batchelor Quote

“Chromophobia is perhaps only chromophilia without the colour.” ~ David Batchelor, British Sound Engineer, 1941-2005

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“Pure draughtsmen are philosophers and dialecticians. Colourists are epic poets.” ~ Charles Baudelaire

“Pure draughtsmen are philosophers and dialecticians. Colourists are epic poets.” ~ Charles Baudelaire, French Poet, 1821-1867

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