” Art is to me the glorification of the human spirit, and as such it is the cultural documentation of the time in which it is produced. “


” Through a painting we can see the whole world. “


” A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist’s world. “


” Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist. “


” Art cannot result from sophisticated, frivolous, or superficial effects. “


” Art is magic… But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic. “


” When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium. “


” Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws, second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials, third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world. “


” The art of pictorial creation is so complicated – it is so astronomical in its possibilities of relation and combination that it would take an act of super-human concentration to explain the final realization. “


” What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles… It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation. “



All 10 Hans Hofmann Quotes about Art in picture


Art is to me the glorification of the human spirit, and as such it is the cultural documentation of the time in which it is produced.
Through a painting we can see the whole world.


A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist
Every art expression is rooted fundamentally in the personality and temperament of the artist.
Art cannot result from sophisticated, frivolous, or superficial effects.
Art is magic... But how is it magic? In its metaphysical development? Or does some final transformation culminate in a magic reality? In truth, the latter is impossible without the former. If creation is not magic, the outcome cannot be magic.
When the impulses which stir us to profound emotion are integrated with the medium of expression, every interview of the soul may become art. This is contingent upon mastery of the medium.
Creation is dominated by three absolutely different factors: First, nature, which works upon us by its laws, second, the artist, who creates a spiritual contact with nature and his materials, third, the medium of expression through which the artist translates his inner world.
The art of pictorial creation is so complicated - it is so astronomical in its possibilities of relation and combination that it would take an act of super-human concentration to explain the final realization.
What goes on in abstract art is the proclaiming of aesthetic principles... It is in our own time that we have become aware of pure aesthetic considerations. Art never can be imitation.
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