Monday, May 05, 2008

Addendum XI

Paul Klee (1879-1940) - Hammamet with Its Mosque, 1914

Color is the place where our brain and the universe meet.

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.

The beholder's eye, which moves like an animal grazing, follows paths prepared for it in the picture.

The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.

The beautiful, which is perhaps inseparable from art, is not after all tied to the subject, but to the pictorial representation. In this way and in no other does art overcome the ugly without avoiding it.

Becoming is superior to being.

Paul Klee