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The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.
abstract art is not the creation of another reality but the true vision of reality.
The emotion of beauty is always obscured by the appearance of the object. Therefore, the object must be eliminated from the picture.
Every true artist has been inspired more by the beauty of lines and color and the relationships between them than by the concrete subject of the picture.
I wish to approach truth as closely as is possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental quality of objects.
I, too, find the flower beautiful in its outward appearance. But a deeper beauty lies concealed within.
The surface of things gives enjoyment, their interiority gives life.
Curves are so emotional.
Art is not made for anybody and is, at the same time, for everybody.
The more basic the color, the more inward, the more pure.
The relation of color and the relation of proportion are both based on the relation of position.
The truly modern artist is aware of abstraction in an emotion of beauty.
Everything is expressed through RELATIONSHIPS.
I don't want pictures, I want to find things out.
The only problem in art is to achieve a balance between the subjective and the objective.
Intellect confuses intuition.
In art the search for a content which is collectively understandable is false; the content will always be individual.
Cubism did not accept the logical consequences of its own discoveries; it was not developing abstraction towards its own goal, the expression of pure reality.
By the unification of architecture, sculpture and painting a new plastic reality will be created.
All painting - the painting of the past as well as of the present - shows us that its essential plastic means were only line and color.
To approach the spiritual in art, one will make as little use as possible of reality, because reality is opposed to the spiritual.
It is a task of art to express clear vision of reality.
In past times when one lived in contact with nature, abstraction was easy; it was done unconsciously. Now in our denaturalized age abstraction becomes an effort.
I hate everything approaching temperamental inspiration,'sacred fire'and all those attributes of genius which serve only as cloaks for untidy minds.
Why should art continue to follow nature when every other field has left nature behind?
The essence of painting has actually always been to make it [the universal] plastically perceptible through colour and line.
The colored planes, as much by position and dimension as by the greater value given to color, plastically express only relationships and not forms.
Colored planes, by their position and size as well as by their value, express only relationships, not forms.
The position of the artist is humble. He is essentially a channel.Piet MondrianThe Artist's Way A Spiritual Path to Greater Creativity by Julia Cameron
Art is the path to being spiritual.
I want to abolish time, especially in the contemplation of architecture.
Intuition enlightens and so links up with pure thought. They together become an intelligence which is not simply of the brain, which does not calculate, but feels and thinks.
The rhythm of relations of color and size makes the absolute appear in the relativity of time and space.
Things are beautiful or ugly only in time and space. The new man's vision being liberated from these two factors, all is unified in one unique beauty.