Albrecht Durer Quotes.
As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
There is no man on earth who can give a final judgment on what the most beautiful shape may be. Only God knows.
And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art.
I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
Nature holds the beautiful, for the artist who has the insight to extract it. Thus, beauty lies even in humble, perhaps ugly things, and the ideal, which bypasses or improves on nature, may not be truly beautiful in the end.
Love and delight are better teachers than compulsion.
The new art must be based upon science – in particular, upon mathematics, as the most exact, logical, and graphically constructive of the sciences.
Help us to recognize your voice, help us not to be allured by the madness of the world, so that we may never fall away from you, O Lord Jesus Christ.
Art is embedded in nature and they who can extract it, have it.
Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence.
The artist is chosen by God to fulfill his commands and must never be overwhelmed by public opinion.
Why has God given me such magnificent talent? It is a curse as well as a great blessing.
And since geometry is the right foundation of all painting, I have decided to teach its rudiments and principles to all youngsters eager for art. . .
What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.
He that would be a painter must have a natural turn thereto. Love and delight therein are better of the Art of Painting than compulsion.
Geometry is the foundation of all painting.
No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.
Some think that they know everybody, but they really don’t know themselves.
My father suffered much and toiled painfully all his life, for he had no resources other than the proceeds of his trade from which to support himself and his wife and family.
Simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.
Sight is the noblest sense of man.
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.