Each color lives by its mysterious life.
Orange is red brought nearer to humanity by yellow.
As a picture painted in yellow always radiates spiritual warmth, or as one in blue has apparently a cooling effect, so green is only boring.
All methods are sacred if they are internally necessary. All methods are sins if they are not justified by internal necessity.
Abstract art places a new world, which on the surface has nothing to do with 'reality,' next to the 'real' world.
Color cannot stand alone.
It is essential that the painter should develop not only his eyes, but also his soul, so that it too may be capable of weighing colors in balance...
The composition is the organized sum of the interior functions of every part of the work.
With few exceptions, music has been for some centuries the art which has devoted itself not to the reproduction of natural phenomena, but rather to the expression of the artist's soul, in musical sound.
In general, therefore, color is a means of exerting a direct influence upon the soul. Color is the keyboard. The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many strings. The artist is the hand that purposefully sets the soul vibrating by means of this or that key.
Everything that is dead quivers. Not only the things of poetry, stars, moon, wood, flowers, but even a white trouser button glittering out of a puddle in the street... Everything has a secret soul, which is silent more often than it speaks.
I really believe that I am the first and only artist to throw not just the 'subject' out of my paintings, but every 'object' as well.
Almost without exception, blue refers to the domain of abstraction and immateriality.
A world of colors on the palette remaining... wandering... on canvases still emerging.
An empty canvas is a living wonder — far lovelier than certain pictures.
Colors produce a spiritual vibration, the impression they create is important only as a step towards this vibration.
It should not be forgotten that art is not a science where the latest 'correct' theory declares the old to be false and erases it.
Every man who steeps himself in the spiritual possibilities of his heart is a valuable helper in the building of the spiritual pyramid which will someday reach to heaven.
The eyes are hammers.
Absolute green is the most restful color, lacking any undertone of joy, grief, or passion. On exhausted men this restfulness has a beneficial effect, but after a time it becomes tedious.
Music is the ultimate teacher.
The life of the spirit may be fairly represented in diagram as a large acute-angled triangle divided horizontally into unequal parts with the narrowest segment uppermost. The lower the segment the greater it is in breadth, depth, and area.
Everything shows me its face, its innermost being, its secret soul, which is more often silent than heard.
The artist is not a 'Sunday child' for whom everything immediately succeeds. He does not have the right to live without duty. The task that is assigned to him is painful, it is a heavy cross for him to bear.
In the hierarchy of colors, green represents the social middle class, self-satisfied, immovable, narrow...
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