Color Quotes Graphics: Klee to Lubbock

“Color has got me. I no longer need to chase after it. It has got me for ever. I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour.”  - Paul Klee

​“Color has got me. I no longer need to chase after it. It has got me for ever. I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour.”  ~ Paul Klee Swiss Expressionist Painter, 1879-1940

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“Colour and I are one. I am a painter.”  - Paul Klee

​“Colour and I are one. I am a painter.”  -- Paul Klee, Swiss Expressionist Painter, 1879-1940

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“You can spend a lifetime studying the interaction of colours, and painting how red can dance, so when the viewer ‘gets it’ and says ‘Aha!’ their way of seeing is transformed.” - Gayle Konantz

“You can spend a lifetime studying the interaction of colours, and painting how red can dance, so when the viewer ‘gets it’ and says ‘Aha!’ their way of seeing is transformed.” -- Gayle Konantz, Artists’ Responses to ‘Imagine’ by Robert Genn, October 12th, 2004, The Painter’s Key

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“There is an undeniable virtue to a true black; allowing the brain to be mesmerized and pulling the pupils deep into that unfound but sensed abyss.” - Jamie Lavin

​“There is an undeniable virtue to a true black; allowing the brain to be mesmerized and pulling the pupils deep into that unfound but sensed abyss.” ~ Jamie Lavin, American Artist

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“Man needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.” - Fernand Leger

“Man needs colour to live; it’s just as necessary an element as fire and water.” ~Fernand Leger, French Cubist Painter and Filmmaker, 1881-1955

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“Art without color would lose much of its purpose.” - Andrew Loomis

​“Art without color would lose much of its purpose.” -- Andrew Loomis, American Illustrator, Author, and Art Instructor, 1892-1959

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“As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” - John Lubbock

“As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.” -- John Lubbock, Collagist, Illustrator and Art Critic, 1957-2011

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“Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.” - Paul Klee

​“Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.” ~ Paul Klee Swiss Expressionist Painter, 1879-1940

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“I still come closest to success with drawing. When I use color the results are dubious, for these painfully gained experiences bear less fruit.”  - Paul Klee

​“I still come closest to success with drawing. When I use color the results are dubious, for these painfully gained experiences bear less fruit.”  -- Paul Klee, Swiss Expressionist Painter, 1879-1940

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“Two colours are enough, just blue and white – more might be a nightmare.” - Jennifer Kostuik

​“Two colours are enough, just blue and white – more might be a nightmare.” (Commenting on the works of Douglas Walker) -- Jennifer Kostuik, Gallery Owner

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“Colour should be used to depict the three major emotions in a man’s life – anticipation, realization and retrospection.” - Ernest Lawson

​“Colour should be used to depict the three major emotions in a man’s life – anticipation, realization and retrospection.” ~ Ernest Lawson Canadian-born American Impressionist Painter, 1873-1939

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“To use color well is as difficult as for a fish to pass from water to air or earth.” - Andre L’Hote

​“To use color well is as difficult as for a fish to pass from water to air or earth.” -- Andre L’Hote French Cubist Painter and Sculptor, 1885-1962

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“Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.” - Federico lorca

“Green how I want you green. Green wind. Green branches.” ~Federico García Lorca Spanish Poet and Playwright, 1898–1936

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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.” (From a letter to Auguste Macke) - 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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“Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will pursue me always, I know it.”  - Paul Klee

“Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will pursue me always, I know it.”  ~ Paul Klee Swiss Expressionist Painter, 1879-1940

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“Color, rather than shape, is more closely related to emotion.” - David Katz

​“Color, rather than shape, is more closely related to emotion.” -- David Katz, American Ceramic Sculptor

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“If you take an intense color and put an intense complement next to it without graying it, it’s very hot. The gray allows the eye to do the visual mixing.” - Simmie Knox

​“If you take an intense color and put an intense complement next to it without graying it, it’s very hot. The gray allows the eye to do the visual mixing.” ~Simmie Knox American Painter, b. 1935

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“Of all the hues, reds have the most potency. If there is one electric blue, a dozen reds are so charged. Use them to punctuate white, burn into bronzes, or dynamite black.” - Jack Lenor Larsen

​“Of all the hues, reds have the most potency. If there is one electric blue, a dozen reds are so charged. Use them to punctuate white, burn into bronzes, or dynamite black.” ~ Jack Lenor Larsen, American Textile Designer, Author and Collector, b. 1927

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“A superb membrane of paint is a feast for the eye… applying the colours in transparent layers on an underpainting rather than mixing wet colours.” - Cornelis Le Mair

​“A superb membrane of paint is a feast for the eye… applying the colours in transparent layers on an underpainting rather than mixing wet colours.” -- Cornelis Le Mair, Dutch Painter, b. 1944

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“I never do color sketches. I do color on the canvas. I have always felt that in order to be a good painter one should be color-blind, because color doesn’t have to be seen. It only needs to be felt.” - Richard Lindner

“I never do color sketches. I do color on the canvas. I have always felt that in order to be a good painter one should be color-blind, because color doesn’t have to be seen. It only needs to be felt.” ~Richard Lindner American Painter, 1901-1978

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