Posts Tagged ‘art’

Yves Klein

December 30, 2010

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Blue is a rocket
to the immense precision
of absolute space

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Yellow is the wind
and the rain . . . The freedom of
immaculate birds

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Orange is the void . . .
An autonomous machine
of discovery

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Red is inhuman . . .
A levitating silence
that invades the flesh

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Purple is the ash
of a spiritual fire . . .
The ghost of the soul

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Green is the hatred
of proprietors, deeds and
material form

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White is the chaos
of creation . . . It must be
eliminated

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Kandinsky

October 18, 2010

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Everything starts from
an empty white canvas . . . The
soul is a black dot

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Abstract painting is
the autonomous hammer
of the sacred eye

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Subdued blue is a
heavy cross to bear . . . A grief
lovelier than flame

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Existence is an
internal necessity
justified by art

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Only the artist
can grasp the vibrating light
of mystical sin

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True art is hardly
human . . . It’s the expression
of a stillborn child

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Color burns with a
mysterious power . . . I
fear its blind demands

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Civilization
is made more frightening by
adequate poets

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There is only one
road to follow . . . It won’t take
you to the next world

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It is the artist’s
duty to violate his
essential being

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Sunday is a task
too painful to bear . . . It will
damage your objects

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Music is breath . . . Its
enigmatic echoes are
full of silent chords

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Mark Rothko

April 27, 2010

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There is no such thing
as institutional art
that’s about something

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The decorative
is the elimination
of varied silence

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Antiquity is
a very large confined space
of eternal doom

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Human emotions
should hang as close to the floor
as is feasible

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Distortion is so
accurate . . . Clarity is
precisely nothing

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Museums are a
religious experience
without ecstasy

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An abstractionist
must fall back on the concrete
essence of living

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The largest unframed
pictures are a danger to
the small observer

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