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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Art Quotes by Leonardo da Vinci

Quote 1: The color of the object illuminated partakes of the color of that which illuminates it.

Quote 2: A good painter has two main objects to paint, man and the intention of his soul. The former is easy, the latter hard as he has to represent it by the attitude and movement of the limbs.

Quote 3:
Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

Quote 4: One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.

Quote 5:
Poor is the pupil who does not surpass his master.

Quote 6: Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.

Quote 7:
Make your work to be in keeping with your purpose.

Quote 8:
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.

Quote 9: I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Quote 10: Art is never finished, only abandoned.

Quote 11: He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.

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