Robert L.Herbert

Modern Artists on Art

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    Дина Кравченкоhas quoted3 years ago
    Not that we wish to belittle decoration in order to benefit painting; it is enough for us to prove that if wisdom is the science of putting everything in its place, then the majority of artists are far from possessing it. Enough decorative plastic art and pictorial decoration, enough confusion and ambiguity!
    Дина Кравченкоhas quoted3 years ago
    Essentially dependent, necessarily incomplete, it must in the first place satisfy the mind so as not to distract it from the display which justifies and completes it.
    Дина Кравченкоhas quoted3 years ago
    proves beyond all doubt that painting is not—or is no longer—the art of imitating an object by means of lines and colors, but the art of giving to our instinct a plastic consciousness
    Дина Кравченкоhas quoted3 years ago
    He teaches us how to dominate universal dynamism. He reveals to us the modifications that supposedly inanimate objects impose on one another. From him we learn that to change a body’s coloration is to corrupt its structure.
    Дина Кравченкоhas quoted3 years ago
    the visible world only becomes the real world by the operation of thought, and that the objects which strike us with the greatest force are not always those whose existence is richest in plastic truths
    Mustafa Kılınçhas quoted3 years ago
    To discern a form is to verify it by a pre-existing idea, an act that no one, save the man we call an artist, can accomplish without external assistance.
    Mustafa Kılınçhas quoted3 years ago
    Nevertheless, let us admit that the reminiscence of natural forms cannot be absolutely banished; as yet, at all events. An art cannot be raised all at once to the level of a pure effusion.
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