Josef Albers Quotes

Top 41 wise famous quotes and sayings by Josef Albers

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Josef Albers quotes: The purpose of art is to re-present nature, not represent it. The purpose of art is to re-present nature, not represent it.
Josef Albers quotes: I love very much to draw animals. I love very much to draw animals.
Josef Albers quotes: Thus art is not an object, it is an experience. Thus art is not an object, it is an experience.
Josef Albers quotes: One line plus one line results in many meanings. One line plus one line results in many meanings.
Josef Albers quotes: I want color and form to have contradictorily functions. I want color and form to have contradictorily functions.
Josef Albers quotes: Therefore art means: you have to believe, to have faith, that is, cultivate vision. Therefore art means: you have to believe, to have faith, that is, cultivate vision.
Josef Albers quotes: Art is concerned with the HOW and not the WHAT. Art is concerned with the HOW and not the WHAT.
Josef Albers quotes: I think Kandinsky and I were very near friends. I think Kandinsky and I were very near friends.
Josef Albers quotes: Every perception of color is an illusion, we do not see colors as they really are. In our perception they alter one another. Every perception of color is an illusion, we do not see colors as they really are. In our perception they alter one another.
Josef Albers quotes: A thing is never seen as it really is. A thing is never seen as it really is.
Josef Albers quotes: In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
Josef Albers quotes: Easy-to know that diamonds-are precious, Good-to learn that rubies-have depth, But more-to see that pebbles-are miraculous. Easy-to know that diamonds-are precious, Good-to learn that rubies-have depth, But more-to see that pebbles-are miraculous.
Josef Albers quotes: Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which it carries and therefore influences. Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which it carries and therefore influences.
Josef Albers quotes: Independent of harmony rules, any color 'goes' or 'works' with any other color, presupposing that their quantities are appropriate. Independent of harmony rules, any color 'goes' or 'works' with any other color, presupposing that their quantities are appropriate.
Josef Albers quotes: Calm Downwhat happenshappens mostlywithout you. Calm Down
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Josef Albers quotes: Whether something 'has color' or not is as hard to define verbally as are such questions as, 'What is music?' or 'What is musical? Whether something 'has color' or not is as hard to define verbally as are such questions as, 'What is music?' or 'What is musical?
Josef Albers quotes: There is no difference between science and art when it comes to creativeness, productiveness, to come to conclusions and to formulations. There is no difference between science and art when it comes to creativeness, productiveness, to come to conclusions and to formulations.
Josef Albers quotes: Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon - it is the very heart of painting. Simultaneous contrast is not just a curious optical phenomenon - it is the very heart of painting.
Josef Albers quotes: Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers. Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving of right answers.
Josef Albers quotes: In my basic courses I have always tried to develop discovery and invention which, in my opinion, are the criteria of creativeness. In my basic courses I have always tried to develop discovery and invention which, in my opinion, are the criteria of creativeness.
Josef Albers quotes: I have invented the Thermometer style. I have invented the Thermometer style.
Josef Albers quotes: The role of art for me is the visualization of attitude, of the human attitude towards life, towards the world. The role of art for me is the visualization of attitude, of the human attitude towards life, towards the world.
Josef Albers quotes: Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature. Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.
Josef Albers quotes: I prefer to see with closed eyes. I prefer to see with closed eyes.
Josef Albers quotes: I've handled colour as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one. I've handled colour as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.
Josef Albers quotes: In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually. In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually.
Josef Albers quotes: It's the only dish I serve my craziness for color in. It's the only dish I serve my craziness for color in.
Josef Albers quotes: I count all the time on resonance. I call on this, you see. I count all the time on resonance. I call on this, you see.