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Painting is by nature a luminous language. ...
by Robert Delaunay

Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Related topics: Art

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

Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- Robert Delaunay

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Seeing is in itself a movement.
- Robert Delaunay

Our understanding is correlative to our perception.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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

Nature engenders the science of painting.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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

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

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

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

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
- Pablo Picasso

A good painting to me has always been like a friend.
It keeps me company, comforts and inspires.
- Hedy Lamarr

Life is painting a picture, not doing a sum.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next
to a God made object like a tree or flower.
If it clashes, it is not art.
- Paul Cezanne

My painting does not come from the easel.
- Jackson Pollock

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.
- Plutarch

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

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
- Salvador Dali

Painting is easy when you don't know how,
but very difficult when you do.
- Edgar Degas

A painting that is well composed is half finished.
- Pierre Bonnard

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

I think of my peace paintings as one long poem,
with each painting being a single stanza.
- Robert Indiana

Never invest in anything that eats or needs painting.
- Billy Rose

Whereas painting is a more rarefied art form,
with a limited audience, I recognized film as this
extraordinary social tool that could reach tremendous numbers of people.
- Kathryn Bigelow

I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone,
as it did me, the feeling of his own totality,
of his own separateness, of his own individuality.
- Barnett Newman

Painting is the passage from the chaos of the emotions
to the order of the possible.
- Balthus

I hate painting.
- Howard Hodgkin

Painting is a nail to which I fasten my ideas.
- Georges Braque

In the fairy tale the painting represents the here and now.
The book is actually divided into five sections,
through which the key character, the muse,
leads us.
- Kit Williams

To the humblest among them, who may be listening to me now,
I want to say that the masterpiece to which you are
paying historic homage this evening is a painting which he has saved.
- Andre Malraux

I think it is an inborn talent - just luck.
Some people can learn languages; some can throw a ball.
Most people have something.
My talent is drawing and painting.
- Mike Thompson

I don't like painting flowers in my music.
I like painting guts and pain.
- Jonathan Davis

Very quickly a painting is turned into a facsimile
of itself when one becomes so familiar with with it
that one recognizes it without looking at it.
- Robert Rauschenberg

Children's finger-painting came under the arts,
but movies didn't.
- Nicolas Roeg

Now I'm a painter.
That was another opportunity I was able to pursue,
I've been painting all my life, now it's become a second
career because of my success in the movies.
- Tony Curtis

If he sees nothing within, then he should stop painting what is in front of him.
- Caspar David Friedrich

Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning
a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
- E. O. Wilson

In America, the only truly popular art form is the movies.
Most people consider painting a hobby and literature,
schoolwork.
- Brad Holland

I dream a lot.
I do more painting when I'm not painting.
It's in the subconscious.
- Andrew Wyeth

Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who
openly display their preference like a delectable ailment
that isolates them and makes them proud.
- Maurice Blanchot

Sunlight is painting.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

I mean, certainly writing, painting,
photography,
dance, architecture, there is an aspect of almost every
art form that is useful and that merges into film in some way.
- Sydney Pollack

I want to give my compliments to Australia.
Ever since your government paid a few million dollars
for a Jackson Pollack painting,
I figure that it must be a marvellous country.
- Morton Feldman

It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.
- Albert Camus

If I didn't start painting, I would have raised chickens.
- William Lyon Phelps

If you scratch a great photograph, you find two things;
a painting and a photograph.
- Janet Malcolm

Painting is a hobby for me.
- Renee O'Connor

Well, I've been painting for years.
I just started doing a lot more in the last couple.
- Robyn Hitchcock

Painting does what we cannot do - it brings a three-dimensional
world into a two-dimensional plane.
- Chuck Jones

When superstition is allowed to perform the task of
old age in dulling the human temperament,
we can say goodbye to all excellence in poetry,
in painting, and in music.
- Denis Diderot

Well, I am not interested in the kind of expression
that you have when you paint a painting with brush strokes.
It's all right, but it's already done and I want to do something new.
- Donald Judd

When I work alone, my process is like painting.
With Fleetwood Mac, it's more like movie making.
- Lindsey Buckingham

And I like the idea of change.
Because I don't see why we should hang a painting on
the wall and then just not think of it anymore because
it's there like a piece of furniture.
- Minoru Yamasaki

I don't understand it.
Jack will spend any amount of money to buy votes but
he balks at investing a thousand dollars in a beautiful painting.
- Jackie Kennedy

Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask.
Modern art rejected all that.
Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
- Robert Motherwell


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