want to use colours
that complement each other, that cause each
other to shine brilliantly, that complete
each other like a man
and a woman.
van Gogh Quotes
can't be at the pole and the equator at
the same time. You must choose your own
line, as I hope
to do, and it will probably be color.
van Gogh Quotes
the funds you will expend have come from
many places in the world,
so let there be no territorial, religious,
restrictions on your benefactions, but beware
of organized, professional charities
and a heavy ratio of expense.
choice of colors
does not rest on any scientific theory;
it is based on observation, on feeling,
on the experience
of my sensibility. Inspired
by certain pages of Delacroix, an artist
like Signac is preoccupied with complementary
colors, and the theoretical knowledge
of them will lead him to use a certain tone
in a certain place. But I simply try to
put down colors which render my sensation.
is only after years of preparation that
should touch color
- not color used descriptively, that is,
but as a means of personal expression.
a book one feels
that the author would have preferred to
rather than write;
one can sense the pleasure
he derives from describing a landscape or
a person, as if he were painting what he
is saying, because deep in his heart he
would have preferred to use brushes and
do two colors,
put one next to the other, sing? Can one
really explain this? No. Just as one can
how to paint.
I am painting
I have a general notion as to what I am
about. I can control
the flow of paint: there is no accident.
I don't work
from drawings. I don't make sketches and
drawings and colour
sketches into a final painting.
not an abstractionist. Im not interested
in the relationship
or form or anything else. Im interested
only in expressing
basic human emotions:
tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on.
fact that people
break down and cry when confronted with
shows that I can communicate
those basic human emotions..
the people who weep before my pictures are
having the same religious
I had when painting them. And if you say
you are moved only by their color
then you miss the point.