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Robert Delaunay Quotes and Sayings

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Painting is by nature a luminous language.
- Robert Delaunay

Related topics: Art

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

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

Vision is the true creative rhythm.
- 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

Our understanding is correlative to our perception.
- Robert Delaunay

Nature engenders the science of painting.
- Robert Delaunay

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

Seeing is in itself a movement.
- Robert Delaunay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 PHOTO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

All gardening is landscape painting.
- William Kent

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

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

If the weather is good I go into the nearby wood -
there I am painting a small beech forest (in the sun)
with a few conifers mixed in.
This takes until 8 'o clock.
- Gustav Klimt

The majority of my work is from life.
I spend most fine days from May to October painting outside.
- John Dyer

My parents felt that acting was far too insecure.
Don't ask me what made them think that painting would be more secure.
- John Hurt

Painting is sometimes like those recipes where you
do all manner of elaborate things to a duck,
and then end up putting it on one side and only using the skin.
- Lucian Freud

A painting in a museum hears more ridiculous opinions
than anything else in the world.
- Edmond de Goncourt

At 18 I began painting steadily fulltime and at age
20 had my first New York show at the Macbeth Gallery.
- Andrew Wyeth

90% of every art form is garbage - dance and stand-up,
painting and music.
Focus on the 10% that's good, suck it up,
and drive on.
- Patton Oswalt

Painting is, I think, inevitably an archaic activity
and one that depends on spiritual values.
- Bridget Riley

I was not out to paint beautiful pictures;
even painting good pictures was not important to me.
I wanted only to help the truth burst forth.
- Alice Miller

Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic,
so what you see is not what you see.
- Philip Guston

I tried painting for a short time and realized that
I was not a child prodigy at painting.
- Kim Weston

It was in the 1920s, when nobody had time to reflect,
that I saw a still-life painting with a flower that was perfectly exquisite,
but so small you really could not appreciate it.
- Georgia O'Keeffe

It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess.
Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take,
and the painting comes out well.
- Jackson Pollock

But where there is no art show, I would still be painting.
- Tony Curtis

So about twenty years ago I gave up on painting -
and got into terrible debt after buying a load of camera gear!
- Nigel Dennis

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

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
- Peter Shaffer

But painting can be too lonely...
I like being with people too much to have ever made that my life's work.
- Marie Windsor

I started formal piano training when I was 4.
From there I had little violas, and I had dancing lessons
of every sort and description,
and painting lessons.
I had German.
And shorthand.
- Twyla Tharp

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

No other human being, no woman, no poem or music,
book or painting can replace alcohol in its power to
give man the illusion of real creation.
- Marguerite Duras

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

Sunlight is painting.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Painting is a language which cannot be replaced by another language.
I don't know what to say about what I paint,
really.
- Balthus

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

Turning one's novel into a movie script is rather like
making a series of sketches for a painting that has
long ago been finished and framed.
- Vladimir Nabokov

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

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

I have sworn to die painting.
- Paul Cezanne

Look at any inspired painting.
It's like a gong sounding; it puts you in a state of reverberation.
- Philip Guston

There are only two styles of portrait painting;
the serious and the smirk.
- Charles Dickens

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


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