The eyes are hammers.
The nightmare of materialism, which has turned the life of the universe into an evil, useless game, is not yet past; it holds the awakening soul still in its grip.
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.
Color cannot stand alone.
Almost without exception, blue refers to the domain of abstraction and immateriality.
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.
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.
Abstract art places a new world, which on the surface has nothing to do with 'reality,' next to the 'real' world.
The artist must have something to say, for mastery over form is not his goal but rather the adapting of form to its inner meaning.
Each color lives by its mysterious life.
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.
All methods are sacred if they are internally necessary. All methods are sins if they are not justified by internal necessity.
Colors produce a spiritual vibration, the impression they create is important only as a step towards this vibration.
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.
I applied streaks and blobs of colors onto the canvas with a palette knife, and I made them sing with all the intensity I could.
The composition is the organized sum of the interior functions of every part of the work.
An empty canvas is a living wonder - far lovelier than certain pictures.
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.
A world of colors on the palette remaining... wandering... on canvases still emerging.
The impact of the acute angle of a triangle on a circle produces an effect no less powerful than the finger of God touching the finger of Adam in Michelangelo.
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.
In their pursuit of the same supreme end, Matisse and Picasso stand side by side, Matisse representing color and Picasso form.
Everything shows me its face, its innermost being, its secret soul, which is more often silent than heard.
In the hierarchy of colors, green represents the social middle class, self-satisfied, immovable, narrow.
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.
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