Hans Hofmann Quotes

Hans Hofmann Quotes: Art is the expression of the artist s overflowing soul.
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Hans Hofmann Quote: Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws; second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials; third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world.
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Quotes about Hans Hofmann: The truly monumental can only come about by means of the most exact and refined relation between parts. Since each thing carries both a meaning of its own and an associated meaning in relation to something else - its essential value is relative. We speak of the mood we experience when looking at a landscape. This mood results from the relation of certain things rather than from their separate actualities. This is because objects do not in themselves possess the total effect they give when interrelated.
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Quote about Hans Hofmann: The child is really an artist, and the artist should be like a child, but he should not stay a child. He must become an artist. That means he cannot permit himself to become sentimental or something like that. He must know what he is doing
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Hans Hofmann Sayings: A work of art is finished, from the point of view of the artist, when feeling and perception have resulted in a spiritual synthesis.
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Hans Hofmann Saying: Color is a plastic means of creating intervals... color harmonics produced by special relationships, or tensions. We differentiate now between formal tensions and color tensions, just as we differentiate in music between counterpoint and harmony.
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Sayings about Hans Hofmann: Art is something absolute, something positive, which gives power just as food gives power. While creative science is a mental food, art is the satisfaction of the soul.
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Saying about Hans Hofmann: A thing in itself never expresses anything. It is the relation between things that gives meaning to them and that formulates a thought. A thought functions only as a fragmentary part in the formulation of an idea.
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Hans Hofmann Quotes: The general misunderstanding of a work of art is often due to the fact that the key to its spiritual content and technical means is missed. Unless the observer is trained to a certain degree in the artistic idiom, he is apt to search for things which have little to do with the aesthetic content of a picture. He is likely to look for pure representational values when the emphasis is really upon music-like relationships.
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Hans Hofmann Quote: A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world.
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Quotes about Hans Hofmann: The plastic artist may or may not be concerned with presenting a superficial appearance of reality, but he is always concerned with the presentation - if not the representation - of the plastic values of reality.
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Quote about Hans Hofmann: Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist.
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Hans Hofmann Sayings: We are connected with our own age if we recognize ourselves in relation to outside events; and we have grasped its spirit when we influence the future.
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