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Hans Hofmann
Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous German-American artist Hans Hofmann
born Hans Hofmann - Weißenburg, Germany - 21st of March, 1880 / Died United States 17th of February 1966
Famous Hans Hofmann works include abstract expressionist paintings dealing with color relationships, shapes and paint.

"Hans Hofmann Quotes"

+ The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

+ A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

+ I can't understand how anyone is able to paint without optimism. Despite the general pessimistic attitude in the world today, I am nothing but an optimist.

+ Art is to me the glorification of the human spirit, and as such it is the cultural documentation of the time in which it is produced.

+ In nature, light creates the color; in the picture, color creates light. Every color shade emanates a very characteristic light.. no substitute is possible.

+ When I paint, I paint under the dictate of feeling or sensing, and the outcome all the time is supposed to say something.

+ Painters must speak through paint, not through words.

+ The art of pictorial creation is so complicated.. it is so astronomical in its possibilities of relation and combination that it would take an act of super-human concentration to explain the final realization.

+ The whole world, as we experience it visually, comes to us through the mystic realm of color.

+ Through a painting we can see the whole world.

+ There is in reality no such thing as modern art. Art is carried on up and down in immense cycles through centuries and civilizations.

+ A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world.

My aim in painting is to create pulsating, luminous, and open surfaces that emanate a mystic light, in accordance with my deepest insight into the experience of life and nature.

+ To sense the invisible and to be able to create it.. that is art.

+ It is not the form that dictates the color, but the color that brings out the form.

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