Harmony Quotes

A life in harmony with nature, the love of truth and virtue, will purge the eyes to understanding her text.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is music wherever there is harmony, order, or proportion.

Thomas Browne

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note.

Doug Floyd

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.

William Wordsworth

Nature contains the elements, in colour and form, of all pictures, as the keyboard contains the notes of all music. But the artist is born to pick and choose... that the result may be beautiful ˝ as the musician gathers his notes, and forms his chords, until he brings forth from chaos glorious harmony...

James Abbot McNeill Whistler

The artist has to feel the harmony first, it can't be faked; it breathes itself out through the pores of the fingers and the pores of the paint, only when it is so strong it can't be held in any longer.

Marney Ward

The theme, or harmony, of a painting can be created by any one of its visual elements. A single colour... repetition of shapes... Light can be a theme.

Mike Svob

Harmony is the analogy of contrary and similar elements of tone, of color, and of line, conditioned by the dominant key, and under the influence of a particular light, in gay, calm, or sad combinations.

Georges Seurat

To create a vision of the harmony of the unequal, balance the infinite variety, the chaotic, the contradictions ˝ in a unity.

Hans Richter

Medicine, to produce health, has to examine disease; and music, to create harmony, must investigate discord.

Plutarch

In most natural scenes there is a prevailing colour, which the landscape painter must learn to identify, and which must prevail also in a slightly exaggerated form, in his painting, for the sake of truth, harmony and unity.

Walter J. Phillips

I want to bring my viewers to the harmony trail. When the viewer comes to see, they feel harmony.

Ming Leung

To achieve vital harmony in a picture it must be constructed out of parts in themselves incomplete, brought into harmony only at the last stroke.

Paul Klee

Just as counterpoint and harmony follow their own laws, and differ in rhythm and movement, both formal tensions and color tensions have a development of their own in accordance with the inherent laws from which they are separately derived. Both, however, aim toward the realization of the same image. And both deal with the depth problem.

Hans Hofmann

The unlike is joined together, and from differences results the most beautiful harmony.

Heraclitus

In art, and in the higher ranges of science, there is a feeling of harmony which underlies all endeavor. There is no true greatness in art or science without that sense of harmony.

Albert Einstein

To seek, beneath the universal strife, the hidden harmony of things.

Will Durant

Unfortunately, no rules can be given to guide him in difficult question of harmony; he must try different combinations, and not be content until he gets something which he feels at once is beautiful.

John Collier

I've come to realize that where harmony is concerned, more can be achieved with less color.

Scott L. Christensen

When they are done right, harmony appears by itself. The more numerous and varied they are, the more the effect is obtained and agreeable to the eye.

Paul Cezanne

To paint is not to copy the object slavishly, it is to grasp a harmony among many relationships.

Paul Cezanne

Oh I do want that thing, that oneness of movement that will catch the thing up into one movement and sing - harmony of life.

Emily Carr

Harmony of colouring is destructive of artÍ it is like the smile of a fool.

William Blake

Independent of harmony rules, any color 'goes' or 'works' with any other color, presupposing that their quantities are appropriate.

Josef Albers
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