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Hans Hofmann Quotes and Sayings

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The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary
so that the necessary may speak.
- Hans Hofmann

A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses
and emotions of the artist's world.
- Hans Hofmann

Art cannot result from sophisticated,
frivolous, or superficial effects.
- Hans Hofmann

In nature, light creates the color.
In the picture, color creates the light.
- Hans Hofmann

 

The whole world, as we experience it visually,
comes to us through the mystic realm of color.
- Hans Hofmann

Painters must speak through paint, not through words.
- Hans Hofmann

Colors must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel.
- Hans Hofmann

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What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles...
It is in our own time that we have become aware of
pure aesthetic considerations.
Art never can be imitation.
- Hans Hofmann

It makes no difference whether a work is naturalistic or abstract;
every visual expression follows the same fundamental laws.
- Hans Hofmann

To worship the product and ignore its development leads
to dilettantism and reaction.
- Hans Hofmann

Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the
personality and temperament of the artist.
- Hans Hofmann

Through a painting we can see the whole world.
- Hans Hofmann

Art is to me the glorification of the human spirit,
and as such it is the cultural documentation of the
time in which it is produced.
- Hans Hofmann

It is not the form that dictates the color,
but the color that brings out the form.
- Hans Hofmann

Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant
stimulus for a creative mind.
- Hans Hofmann

My aim in painting is to create pulsating,
luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light,
in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.
- Hans Hofmann

The art of pictorial creation is so complicated -
it is so astronomical in its possibilities of relation
and combination that it would take an act of super-human
concentration to explain the final realization.
- Hans Hofmann

Color is a plastic means of creating intervals...
color harmonics produced by special relationships,
or tensions.
We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions,
just as we differentiate in music between counterpoint and harmony.
- Hans Hofmann

Art is magic...
But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development?
Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth,
the latter is impossible without the former.
If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.
- Hans Hofmann

When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion
are integrated with the medium of expression,
every interview of the soul may become art.
This is contingent upon mastery of the medium.
- Hans Hofmann

Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors:
First,
nature, which works upon us by its laws;
second,
the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials;
third,
the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world.
- Hans Hofmann

An idea can only be materialized with the help of a medium of expression,
the inherent qualities of which must be surely sensed
and understood in order to become the carrier of an idea.
- Hans Hofmann

Believe in yourself,
in your vision for your future
and in your ability to take a small step
each day toward achieving your vision.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ability without honor is useless.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
- Stephen Hawking

Maturity is the ability to do a job
whether or not you are supervised,
to carry money without spending it,
and to bear an injustice without wanting to get even.
- Ann Landers

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

With realization of one's own potential and
self-confidence in one's ability,
one can build a better world.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Only love has the ability to put you in that state of bliss
- don Miguel Ruiz

Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
- Henry David Thoreau

If there is any one secret of success,
it lies in the ability to get
the other person's point of view
and see things from that person's angle
as well as from your own.
- Henry Ford

You will always have habits -
things you do regularly and without conscious thought -
but you do have the ability to CHOOSE your habits.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest weapon against stress
is our ability to choose one thought over another.
- William James

All endeavor calls for the ability
to tramp the last mile,
shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil.
The fight to the finish spirit is the one...
characteristic we must posses
if we are to face the future as finishers.
- Henry David Thoreau

Our only security is our ability to change.
- John Lilly

You are to have implicit confidence in your own ability,
knowing that it is the nature of thought
to externalize itself in your health and affairs,
knowing that you are the thinker.
- Ernest Holmes

Attention is the ability we have to discriminate
and to focus only on that which we want to perceive.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision.
The ability to direct individual accomplishments
toward organizational objectives.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.
- Andrew Carnegie

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
- Abraham Lincoln

I offer my body, my mind
and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O Infinite Creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose
to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work,
and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered
to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us is of infinite value,
and each of us has the ability to make
a profound difference in the lives we touch.
We leave our most profoundly positive impact
on those around us by the nature of our lives
and the example we set -
not by how busy we are,
or how important we believe we are.
Setting an example of being loving, relaxed and joyful,
regardless of external circumstances,
is a great legacy for our family and for the world.
Self importance - ego - is not a path to happiness.
Focusing one's whole life on responsibilities,
without taking time for self-renewal and play,
abandons the joy and the true value of life.
I want my tombstone to read, "Inspired others,"
rather than, "Never missed a day at the office."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Everybody is a genius.
But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree,
it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.
- Albert Einstein

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

Tactics, fitness, stroke ability, adaptability,
experience, and sportsmanship are all necessary for winning.
- Fred Perry

Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead
others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
- Thomas J. Watson

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability
to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time
and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty, never grows old.
- Franz Kafka

I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability
of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
- Henry David Thoreau

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything
without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
- Robert Frost

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability
to learn from the experience of others,
are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
- Douglas Adams

I didn't have the same fitness or ability as the other girls,
so I had to beat them with my mind.
- Martina Hingis

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
- Barbara de Angelis

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability
to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

Most people consider the course of events as natural and inevitable.
They little know what radical change are possible through prayer.
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses,
to be used by Thee, O infinite creator,
in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me.
I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult
or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability
to investigate systematically and truly all that comes
under thy observation in life.
- Marcus Aurelius

Success is that old ABC - ability, breaks,
and courage.
- Charles Luckman

If money is your hope for independence,
you will never have it.
The only real security that
a man can have in this world
is a reserve of knowledge,
experience and ability.
- Henry Ford

Courage is not the lack of fear but the ability to face it.
- John B. Putnam Jr.

Trust your ability!
- Itzhak Perlman

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize
a problem before it becomes an emergency.
- Arnold H. Glasow

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges

The ability to change one's views without losing one's
seat is the mark of a great politician.
- Mo Udall

Even within the last three or four years,
I have a greater ability to communicate,
I think.
I have more courage to show the stuff...
And it does take courage.
- Barbara Cook

Money can add very much to one's ability to lead a constructive life,
not only pleasant for oneself, but, hopefully,
beneficial to others.
- David Rockefeller

No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
- Thomas Carlyle

Our ability to create has outreached our ability to
use wisely the products of our invention.
- Whitney M. Young

The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man.
- Roy L. Smith

I go for as much feeling as I can rather than show
what I can do up and down the neck.
I don't play to show people ability.
- Robin Trower


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