Terms in this set (11)
Winckelmann (18th century) (e.g. unity church)
"Unity and simplicity are the two true sources of beauty"
Winckelmann (18th century) (colour)
"colour contributes to beauty, but it is not beauty. Colour should have a minor part in the consideration of beauty, because it is not colour but the structure that constitutes its essence."
"To one who feels the language of pictorial form, all depends on how it is presented, nothing on what"
"I concieved the form and the emotion which it conveyed as being inextricably bound together in the aesthetic whole"
"And it also means that the aesthetic value of a work of art must in some way be related to the effects it produces, not merely in its own time, but as long as it survives."
Kandinsky, 'Concerning the Spiritual in Art'
"Matisse: colour, Picasso: form. Two great tendencies, one great goal"
"I want my art to be an armchair for the weary traveller"
Picasso (good picture)
"A good picture... has to be bristling with razor blades"
Picasso (how he paints)
"I paint objects as I think them, not as I see them"
"Each generation sees them [works of art] from a different point of view and with a fresh eye"
"nations write their autobiographies... in the book of their art"