— Christopher Moore, livro Practical Demonkeeping
„.. to have all colors deeper, more intense; |I| get quite angry at this lightness..“
„In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.“
— Robert Louis Stevenson, A Child's Garden of Verses
A Child's Garden of Verses (1885), Bed in Summer, st. 1.
— Joseph Joubert French moralist and essayist 1754 - 1824
„Graphic work as the expressive movement of the hand holding the recording pencil.... is so fundamentally different from dealing with tone and color that one can use this technique quite well in the dark, even in the blackest night. On the other hand, tone (movement from light to dark) presupposes some light, and color presupposes a great deal of light.“
— Paul Klee German Swiss painter 1879 - 1940
1911 - 1914, Quote (1912), # 928, in The Diaries of Paul Klee, translation: Pierre B. Schneider, R. Y. Zachary and Max Knight; publisher, University of California Press, 1964
„Paris [1933 - 1944] with its wonderful (intense soft) light had relaxed my palette — there were other colors, other entirely new forms, and some that I had used years earlier. Naturally I did all this unconsciously.“
— Wassily Kandinsky Russian painter 1866 - 1944
1930 - 1944, Quote from his letter to Alfred Barr, Jr., 16 July, 1944; as cited in Vivian Endicott Barnett, et al., 'Kandinsky', exh. cat. [New York: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, 2009], p. 70
„In nature, light creates the color; in the picture, color creates light. Every color shade emanates a very characteristic light — no substitute is possible.“
— Hans Hofmann American artist 1880 - 1966
1970s and later, As quoted in Readings in American art, 1900 -1975 (1975) by Barbara Rose, p. 117 Variant: In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light.
„I use colors that have already been experienced through the light of day and through the state of mind of the total man. In other words, my colors are not colors that are laboratory tools which are isolated from all accidentals or impurities so that they have a specified identity or purity.“
— Mark Rothko American painter 1903 - 1970
after 1970, posthumous, Abstract Expressionism, Creators and Critics', 1990, p. 173 : working notes, undated
— Julie Taymor American film and theatre director 1952
Academy of Achievement interview (2006), Context: In our culture, we think that happy and color is trivial, that black and darkness is deeper. But Nietzsche said — which is a line that I firmly believe — "Joy is deeper than sorrow, for all joy seeks eternity." And if you see Grendel, you'll see, as he's on the edge of the abyss, ready to leap to his death, he sings, "Is it joy I feel? Is it joy I feel?" And it's so, so moving. You can have a lot of different explanations for the ending of that opera, but there is something so palpable that you will feel when he sings those lines.
„Light is something like raindrops — each little lump of light is called a photon — and if the light is all one color, all the "raindrops" are the same.“
— Richard Feynman, livro QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (1985), p. 14
— Claude Monet French impressionist painter 1840 - 1926
1920 - 1926, in the Summer of 1920, to Gustave Geffroy. Monet in the 20th Century, by Paul Hayes Tucker.
„I have focused on your desire to bring in more effect [in the watercolor].... with more light in the drawing, [what] was not the least difficult.... [this operation] has passed tricky moments; but I believe I have remained master of the area and have made a drawing [watercolor] of aspect [? ] and color.“
— Willem Roelofs Dutch painter and entomologist (1822-1897) 1822 - 1897
1860's, translation from original Dutch: Fons Heijnsbroek (original Dutch: citaat van Willem Roelofs, in het Nederlands:) Ik heb mij op uw verlangen toegelegd er meer effect in te brengen.. ..met méér licht in een teekening [= aquarel] te brengen, [wat] niet van de minst moeijelijke was.. ..[deze bewerking] heeft kwade oogenblikken doorstaan; maar ik geloof meester gebleven te zijn van het terrein en er eene Teekening [aquarel] van aspect [?] en kleur gemaakt te hebben. In a letter to Pieter verLoren van Themaat, 17 Feb. 1864; in Haagsch Gemeentearchief / Municipal Archive of The Hague Mr. verLoren van Themaat had asked for some changes in an already purchased watercolor, made by Roelofs: a landscape with duck decoys, near the village Meerkerk
„I have not built any theory. I have only tried to build up sensitive eyes, as my book says. And I have tried to achieve that by aiming at very distinct color relationships again – like how do they influence each other? Change each other in light and in intensity, in transparency, opacity? How do they change each other in all different directions? That we make all the students aware, through experience, that color is the most relative medium in art, and that we never really see what we see. All neighboring means which occur every minute different, not only in changing light but also by our changing moods. And in the end, the study of color again is a study of ourselves.“
— Josef Albers German-American artist and educator 1888 - 1976
Homage to the square' (1964)