Kenneth Clark

Kenneth Clark

Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process.More Kenneth Clark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Only the bad artists of the nineteenth century were frightened by the invention of photography; the good ones all welcomed it and used it. Degas liked it not only because it provided an accurate record, but because the snapshot showed him a means of escape from the classical rules of design. Through it he learnt to make a composition without the use of formal symmetry.More Kenneth Clark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To hurry through the rise and fall of a fine, full sentence is like defying the role of time in human life.More Kenneth Clark quotes [09/30/2011 05:09:08]
No nude, however abstract, should fail to arouse in the spectator some vestige of erotic feeling... The desire to grasp and be united with another human is so fundamental a part of our nature that our judgement of what is known as 'pure form' is inevitably influenced by it, and one of the difficulties of the nude as a subject for art is that these instincts cannot be hidden.More Kenneth Clark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ruthless, greedy, tyrannical, disreputable... they have had one principle worth all the rest, the principle of delight!More Kenneth Clark quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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