Paul Klee Quotes

Who is Paul Klee?

Paul Klee was a Swiss German artist especially known for his paintings.

Born December 18, 1879
Died June 29, 1940

Best 25 Quotes by Paul Klee

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”

Paul Klee

“All art is a memory of age-old things, dark things, whose fragments live on in the artist.”

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“All the things an artist must be: poet, explorer of nature, philosopher!”

Paul Klee

“Art does not reflect what is seen, rather it makes the hidden visible.”

Paul Klee

“Art does not reproduce the visible; it makes visible.”

Paul Klee

“Art doesn't reflect what we see; it makes us see.”

Paul Klee

“Art makes something a lot more visible or audible.”

Paul Klee

“Art should be like a holiday: something to give a man the opportunity to see things differently and to change his point of view.”

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“Becoming is superior to being.”

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

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“Drawing is the art of taking a line for a walk.”

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“For the understanding of a picture a chair is needed. Why a chair? To prevent the legs, as they tire, from interfering with the mind.”

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“Genius is the error in the system.”

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“He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise.”

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“I paint in order not to cry.”

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“Like people, a picture has a skeleton, muscles and skin.”

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“Make chance essential.”

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“My hand has become the obedient instrument of a remote will.”

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“Nothing can be rushed. It must grow, it should grow of itself, and if the time ever comes for that work, then so much the better!”

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“One eye sees, the other feels.”

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“Satire must not be a kind of superfluous ill will, but ill will from a higher point of view... hatred against the bogged-down vileness of average man as against the possible heights that humanity might attain.”

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“The art of mastering life is the prerequisite for all further forms of expression, whether they are paintings, sculptures, tragedies, or musical compositions.”

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“The worst state of affairs is when science begins to concern itself with art.”

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“There is no substitute for intuition.”

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“To emphasize only the beautiful seems to me to be like a mathematical system that only concerns itself with positive numbers.”

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