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Jones Quote About Color

"My favorite color to glaze with is yellow. It always glows just like stained glass lit up by the sun.” ~ Jane Jones, Contemporary Watercolorist

Chardin Quote About Color

“Who told you that one paints with colors? One makes use of colors, but one paints with emotions.” ~ Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin, French Rococo Era Painter

Larsen Quote About Color

“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,

Lubbock Quotes About Color

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

Miro Quote About Color

“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

Singer Quote About Color

“Color can overwhelm… One must understand that when it comes to color, ‘less’ is often ‘more’ – lesson taught us by the masters but ignored by many artists.” -- Joe Singer, Portrait Artist

von Goethe Quote About Color

“Colours are light’s suffering and joy.” -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German Poet, Novelist, Dramatist, Humanist, Scientist, Theorist and Painter, 1749-1832

Elkins Quote About Color

“The range in brightness from the purple glow [of the sunset] to the dark sky above is too great for most films, and naturally it is beyond the range of printed pictures.” ~ James Elkins, American Art Professor and Author, b. 1955

James Whistler Quote About Color

“Truly color is vice! Of course, it can be, and has the right to be one of the finest virtues. Controlled by the strong hand and careful guidance of her Master drawing, color is a splendid Mistress, with a mate worthy of herself, her lover, but her Master likewise, the most magnificent Mistress possible, and the result is evident in all the glorious things that spring from their union.” -- James Abbott McNeill Whistler, U.S.-born British painter and printmaker who is seen as highly influential in the late 19th century art movement, 1834-1903  See more from Whistler

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Ingres Quote About Color

“There is true color, there is nature without exaggeration, without forced brilliance! He is exact.” -- Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French Neoclassical Painter, 1780-1867

WWhistler Quote About Color

“Someday we shall control the full orchestra.” (to his students on color) -- James Abbott McNeill Whistler, U.S.-born British painter and printmaker who is seen as highly influential in the late 19th century art movement, 1834-1903

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Kostui Quote About Color

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

Zawadzki Quote About Color

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

Pescott Quote About Color

“This may sound a bit simple, but the rainbow was my teaching source about mixing color.” -- Jim Pescott, Contemporary Canadian Painter

Carlson Quotes About Color

“Good colour really means good taste; and ‘powerful’ colour means a reserve, to give a climax its full force, and not ‘red, white, and blue all over.” -- John F. Carlson, Swedish-born American Painter, 1875-1945

Hoskins Quote About Color

“The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.” -- Henry S. Hoskins, Stockbroker and Man of letters, 1875–1957

James Whistler Quote

“Mauve? Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.” -- James Abbott McNeill Whistler, U.S.-born British painter and printmaker who is seen as highly influential in the late 19th century art movement, 1834-1903 See more from Whistler

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Lavin Quote About Color 28A

“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

Miro Quote About Color

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

Jones Quote About Color

“Trying to brighten a dull color is nearly impossible… I start with a color that is too intense so I can calm it as needed.” -- Jane Jones, Contemporary Watercolorist

Ingres Quote About Color

“Better gray than garishness.” ~ Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French Neoclassical Painter, 1780-1867

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Itten Quote About Color

“He who wishes to become a master of color must see, feel, and experience each individual color in its endless combinations with all other colors.”-- Johannes Itten, Swiss Expressionist Painter, Designer, Teacher, Writer and Theorist associated with the Bauhaus school, 1888-1967

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Itten Quotes About Color

“Only those who love color are admitted to its beauty and immanent presence. It affords utility to all, but unveils its deeper mysteries only to its devotees.” -- Johannes Itten, Swiss Expressionist Painter, Designer, Teacher, Writer and Theorist associated with the Bauhaus school, 1888-1967

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