"Drawing is of the spirit; color is of the senses." Henri Matisse
Nita Leland's Favorite Color Quotations

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music. Joan Miro

Some of us come on earth seeing--some of us come on earth seeing color. Louise Nevelson

Color possesses me. There is no need to seize it. It possesses me. I know. Here is the meaning of the happy moment: color and I are one. I am a painter. Paul Klee

The use of expressive colors is felt to be one of the basic elements of the modern mentality, an historical necessity, beyond choice. Henri Matisse

Be sensitive to your sensitive inner capacities to respond to color. Nathan Cabot Hale

It is not quantity which counts [with colors], but choice and organization. Henri Matisse

In nature, light creates the color. In the picture, color creates the light. Hans Hofmann

Art without color would lose much of its purpose. Andrew Loomis

Color is so much a matter of direct and immediate perception that any discussion of theory needs to be accompanied by experiments with the colors themselves. Walter Sargent

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