Color Quote Graphics: Close to Delacroix

“At the same time that I’m finding the color world I want, I’m also trying to make the imagery, you know, by the nature of the strokes themselves.” - Chuck Close

“At the same time that I’m finding the color world I want, I’m also trying to make the imagery, you know, by the nature of the strokes themselves.” -- Chuck Close, American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits, b. 1940

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“I only use three primaries, so the nice thing is I can’t have favorite colors.” - Chuck Close

“I only use three primaries, so the nice thing is I can’t have favorite colors.” -- Chuck Close, American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits, b. 1940

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“What, you haven’t any ivory-black on your palette? If you think you are going to make black with blue and red, I can’t have you in my class. You might stir up trouble with such ideas.” - Fernand Cormon

“What, you haven’t any ivory-black on your palette? If you think you are going to make black with blue and red, I can’t have you in my class. You might stir up trouble with such ideas.” -- Fernand Cormon, French Historical Painter, 1845-1924

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“A red apple isn’t red, nor the lemon yellow. The sky is seldom blue, only when it isn’t.” - Keith Crown

​“A red apple isn’t red, nor the lemon yellow. The sky is seldom blue, only when it isn’t.” ~ Keith Crown American Abstract Painter, b. 1918

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“For those colours which you wish to be beautiful, always first prepare a pure white ground.” - Leonardo da Vinci

​“For those colours which you wish to be beautiful, always first prepare a pure white ground.” -- Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian Polymath and Painter, 1452-1519

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“Everything utilitarian needs a little red edge.” - Reno Dakota

“Everything utilitarian needs a little red edge.” -- Reno Dakota, American Filmaker, b. 1959

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“I sometimes go for the strongest, most vivid colour on the palette, which in the case of movies is violence.” - Brian de Palma

“I sometimes go for the strongest, most vivid colour on the palette, which in the case of movies is violence.” -- Brian de Palma American Film Director, b. 1940

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“Everyone knows that yellow, orange, and red suggest ideas of joy and plenty. I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will. ” - Eugene Delacroix

​“Everyone knows that yellow, orange, and red suggest ideas of joy and plenty. I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will. ” -- Eugene Delacroix, one of the leading artists of the French Romantic period, 1798-1863

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“All painting worth its name, unless one is talking about black and white, must include the idea of color as one of its necessary supports, in the same way that it includes chiaroscuro, proportion, and perspective.” - Eugene Delacroix

​“All painting worth its name, unless one is talking about black and white, must include the idea of color as one of its necessary supports, in the same way that it includes chiaroscuro, proportion, and perspective.” -- Eugene Delacroix, one of the leading artists of the French Romantic period, 1798-1863

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“I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings.” - Chuck Close

​“I did some pastels and I did other pieces in which there was just basically one color per square, and then they would get bigger and I could get 2 or 3 colors into the square, and ultimately I just started making oil paintings.” -- Chuck Close, American Photorealist Painter, b. 1940

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“There are connoisseurs of blue just as there are connoisseurs of wine.” - Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette

“There are connoisseurs of blue just as there are connoisseurs of wine.” -- Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette, French Novelist, 1873-1954

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“Post-modernists… see color as an ambivalence, to coat a surface, denying its purist reality.” - Theo Crosby

“Post-modernists… see color as an ambivalence, to coat a surface, denying its purist reality.” -- Theo Crosby English Architect, 1925-1994

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“Anything can be any color at any time depending on what color everything else is at the time.” - Keith Crown

“Anything can be any color at any time depending on what color everything else is at the time.” -- Keith Crown, American Abstract Painter, b. 1918

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“Black is like a broken vessel, which is deprived of the capacity to contain anything.” - Leonardo da Vinci

​“Black is like a broken vessel, which is deprived of the capacity to contain anything.” -- Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian Polymath and Painter, 1452-1519

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“If you look closely at any face, you’ll start to see that different areas of the flesh tones are tinged with four other colors – red, green, purple and yellow.” - Doug Dawson

“If you look closely at any face, you’ll start to see that different areas of the flesh tones are tinged with four other colors – red, green, purple and yellow.” ~ Doug Dawson American Painter, b. 1944

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“What a horrible thing yellow is.” - Edgar Degas

“What a horrible thing yellow is.” ~Edgar Degas French Realist/Impressionist Painter and Sculptor, 1834-1917

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“Remember the enemy of all painting is gray: a painting will almost always appear grayer than it is, on account of its oblique position under the light.” - Eugene Delacroix

“Remember the enemy of all painting is gray: a painting will almost always appear grayer than it is, on account of its oblique position under the light.” -- Eugene Delacroix, one of the leading artists of the French Romantic period, 1798-1863

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“The sea a dark greenish blue like a fig.” - Eugene Delacroix

“The sea a dark greenish blue like a fig.” -- Eugene Delacroix, one of the leading artists of the French Romantic period, 1798-1863

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“If you think about the way a composer would go in a room and score, let’s say, the oboe’s gonna play this note, the bassoon’s gonna play that note, the french horn will play that note, the resultant sound, the combination of those notes makes kind of a chord, and I’m doing the same thing with color.” - Chuck Close

“If you think about the way a composer would go in a room and score, let’s say, the oboe’s gonna play this note, the bassoon’s gonna play that note, the french horn will play that note, the resultant sound, the combination of those notes makes kind of a chord, and I’m doing the same thing with color.” -- Chuck Close, American painter and photographer who achieved fame as a photorealist, through his massive-scale portraits, b. 1940

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“Colour can be the true main thing in art that is widely valued – even valued by the maker of the art – for other meanings.” - Matthew Collings

“Colour can be the true main thing in art that is widely valued – even valued by the maker of the art – for other meanings.” -- Matthew Collings, British Art Critic and Broadcaster, b. 1955

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“Color is the language of the poets. It is astonishingly lovely. To speak it is a privilege.” - Keith Crown

“Color is the language of the poets. It is astonishingly lovely. To speak it is a privilege.” -- Keith Crown, American Abstract Painter, b. 1918

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“To any white body receiving the light from the sun, or the air, the shadows will be of a bluish cast." - Leonardo da Vinci

​“To any white body receiving the light from the sun, or the air, the shadows will be of a bluish cast. -- Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian Polymath and Painter, 1452-1519

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“You can’t go wrong with the use of red; every painting should have red in it.” - George De Groat

“You can’t go wrong with the use of red; every painting should have red in it.” ~ George De Groat American Painter, 1927-1994

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“I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will.” - Eugene Delacroix

​“I can paint you the skin of Venus with mud, provided you let me surround it as I will.” -- Eugene Delacroix, one of the leading artists of the French Romantic period, 1798-1863

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“The more an object is polished or brilliant, the less you see its own color and the more it becomes a mirror reflecting the color of its surroundings.” - Eugene Delacroix

​“The more an object is polished or brilliant, the less you see its own color and the more it becomes a mirror reflecting the color of its surroundings.” -- Eugene Delacroix, one of the leading artists of the French Romantic period, 1798-1863

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“Draughtsmen may be made, but colourists are born.” - Eugene Delacroix

“Draughtsmen may be made, but colourists are born.” -- Eugene Delacroix, one of the leading artists of the French Romantic period, 1798-1863

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 “Not only can color, which is under fixed laws, be taught like music, but it is easier to learn than drawing, whose elaborate principles cannot be taught.” - Eugene Delacroix

“Not only can color, which is under fixed laws, be taught like music, but it is easier to learn than drawing, whose elaborate principles cannot be taught.” -- Eugene Delacroix, one of the leading artists of the French Romantic period, 1798-1863

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