Harmony Quotes

A successful work of art is not one which resolves contradictions in a spurious harmony, but one which expresses the idea of harmony negatively by embodying the contradictions, pure and uncompromised, in its innermost structure.

Theodor W. Adorno

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

Josef Albers

Everything harmonizes with me, which is harmonious to thee, o Universe. Nothing for me is too early or too late, which is in due time for thee.

Marcus Aurelius

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

William Blake

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

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

Paul Cezanne

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

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

Scott L. Christensen

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

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

Will Durant

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

A harmonious combination... enough abstraction that the image is sustained by the eye; enough reality that it is sustained by reason and experience. Share this quote with a friend

Jean Helion

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

Heraclitus

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

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

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