Paul Klee Quotes.
A line is a dot that went for a walk.
Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.
It is interesting to observe how real the object remains, in spite of all abstractions.
The painter should not paint what he sees, but what will be seen.
Like people, a picture has a skeleton, muscles and skin.
The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.
There is no substitute for intuition.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
Democracy with its semi-civilization sincerely cherishes junk. The artists power should be spiritual. But the power of the majority is material. When these worlds meet occasionally, it is pure coincidence.
I paint in order not to cry.
Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.
A drawing is simply a line going for a walk.
All art is a memory of age-old things, dark things, whose fragments live on in the artist.
In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better.
Nature is garrulous to the point of confusion, let the artist be truly taciturn.
The more horrible this world (as today, for instance), the more abstract our art, whereas a happy world brings forth an art of the here and now.
Art should be like a holiday: something to give a man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view.
One eye sees, the other feels.
He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise.
Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.
Art does not reflect what is seen, rather it makes the hidden visible.
Everything vanishes around me, and works are born as if out of the void. Ripe, graphic fruits fall off. My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.
All the things an artist must be: poet, explorer of nature, philosopher!
The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.
A single day is enough to make us a little larger or, another time, a little smaller.