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Clive Bell Quotes

Quotes by Clive Bell - (6 quotes)

Clive Bell - From the Appreciation category:

The representative element in a work of art may or may not be harmful, but it is always irrelevant. For to appreciate a work of art, we must bring with us nothing from life, no knowledge of its affairs and ideas, no familiarity with its emotions. (Clive Bell)

Clive Bell - From the Colour category:

It is not by his mixing and choosing, but by the shapes of his colors, and the combination of those shapes, that we recognize the colorist. Color becomes significant only when it becomes form. (Clive Bell)

Clive Bell - From the Critics category:

I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic. (Clive Bell)

Clive Bell - From the Discovery category:

Cezanne is the Christopher Columbus of a new continent of form. (Clive Bell)

Clive Bell - From the Form category:

I would follow that 'significant form' was form behind which we catch a sense of ultimate reality. (Clive Bell)

Clive Bell - From the Reality category:

Detail is the heart of realism, and the fatty degeneration of art. (Clive Bell)