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If Art relates itself to an Object, it becomes descriptive,
by Robert Delaunay

If Art relates itself to an Object, it becomes descriptive,
divisionist, literary.
- Robert Delaunay

Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay

Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint.
- Robert Delaunay

Light in Nature creates the movement of colors.
- Robert Delaunay

 

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Simultaneity in light is harmony, the rhythm of colors
which creates the Vision of Man.
- Robert Delaunay

Seeing is in itself a movement.
- Robert Delaunay

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I am very much afraid of definitions,
and yet one is almost forced to make them.
One must take care, too, not to be inhibited by them.
- Robert Delaunay

First of all, I always see the sun!
The way I want to identify myself and others is with
halos here and there halos,
movements of color.
And that, I believe, is rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay

Impressionism; it is the birth of Light in painting.
- Robert Delaunay

The auditory perception is not sufficient for our knowledge of the world;
it does not have vastness.
- Robert Delaunay

Our understanding is correlative to our perception.
- Robert Delaunay

In this movement of colors I find the essence,
which does not arise from a system, or an a priori theory.
- Robert Delaunay

The eye is the most refined of our senses,
the one which communicates most directly with our mind,
our consciousness.
- Robert Delaunay

It is this research into pure painting that is the
problem at the present moment.
I do not know any painters in Paris who are really
searching for this ideal world.
- Robert Delaunay

The idea of the vital movement of the world and its
movement is simultaneity.
- Robert Delaunay

Nature engenders the science of painting.
- Robert Delaunay

This synchronous action then will be the Subject,
which is the representative harmony.
- Robert Delaunay

But what is of great importance to me is observation
of the movement of colors.
- Robert Delaunay

Light comes to us by the sensibility.
Without visual sensibility there is no light,
no movement.
- Robert Delaunay

Direct observation of the luminous essence of nature is for me indispensable.
- Robert Delaunay

On the other hand, the artist has much to do in the
realm of color construction,
which is so little explored and so obscure,
and hardly dates back any farther than to the beginning of Impressionism.
- Robert Delaunay

I say it is indispensable to look ahead of and behind oneself in the present.
If there is such a thing as tradition,
and I believe there is, it can only exist in the sense
of the most profound movements of culture.
- Robert Delaunay

This communication alone, by the comparison of the antagonisms,
rivalries, movements which give birth to decisive moments,
permits the evolution of the soul, whereby a man realizes himself on earth.
It is impossible to be concerned with anything else in art.
- Robert Delaunay

Besides the noble art of getting things done,
there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yutang

The supreme art of war is
to subdue the enemy without fighting.
- Sun Tzu

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Tell me what company thou keepst,
and I'll tell thee what thou art.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Of all lies, art is the least untrue.
- Gustave Flaubert

Even a true artist does not always produce art.
- Carroll O'Connor

It is art that makes life, makes interest,
makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman

Art is not a study of positive reality,
it is the seeking for ideal truth.
- John Ruskin

Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty.
- Alfred de Vigny

All art is but imitation of nature.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The task of art today is to bring chaos into order.
- Theodor Adorno

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
- Jean Rostand

The history of art is the history of revivals.
- Samuel Butler

No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
- Theodore Bikel

Art is the desire of a man to express himself,
to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
- Amy Lowell

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather,
and exposing them to the critic.
- Ambrose Bierce

Just smiling goes a long way toward
making you feel better about life.
And when you feel better about life, your life is better.
- Art Linkletter

The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
- Pablo Picasso

Art is parasitic on life, just as criticism is parasitic on art.
- Harry S. Truman

Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers -
and never succeeding.
- Gian Carlo Menotti

The beauty one can find in art is one of the pitifully
few real and lasting products of human endeavor.
- Paul Getty

Rules and models destroy genius and art.
- William Hazlitt

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

Art doesn't transform.
It just plain forms.
- Roy Lichtenstein

Art is magic delivered from the lie of being truth.
- Theodor Adorno

Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
- Marshall McLuhan

A guilty conscience needs to confess.
A work of art is a confession.
- Albert Camus

Art consists of limitation.
The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament.
- Oscar Wilde

In art as in love, instinct is enough.
- Anatole France

I cry out for order and find it only in art.
- Helen Hayes

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things,
but their inward significance.
- Aristotle

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is
an invention of philosophers...
What we call art is a game.
- Octavio Paz

Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome.
No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.
- Andre Gide

Art is man's expression of his joy in labor.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.
- Jonathan Swift

Every human is an artist.
The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz

All art is autobiographical.
The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
- Federico Fellini

The principles of true art is not to portray,
but to evoke.
- Jerzy Kosinski

My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw,
the more of it I wanted to see.
- Paul Getty

The history of modern art is also the history of the
progressive loss of art's audience.
Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist
and the bafflement of the public.
- Paul Gauguin

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes.
Art is knowing which ones to keep.
- Scott Adams

What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
- John Updike


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