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Biography - Albrecht Dürer:

German painter, printmaker and theorist.
Born: 1471 - Died: 1528
Period:
16th century
15th century
Place of birth: Germany
Germany

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.




Translation

Translation

(German, French)



German
Ich glaube, daß die Vollkommenheit von Form und Schönheit in der Summe aller Menschen liegt.

French
Je maintiens que la perfection de la forme et de la beauté est contenue dans la somme de tous les hommes.




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Quotes for: beauty


Quotes

Quotes about beauty:


Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.





Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul.





What beauty is, I know not.





Beauty is the sole ambition, the exclusive goal of Taste.





I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.





To love beauty is to see light.











Quotes for: perfection


Quotes

Quotes about perfection:


Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.





The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.





It seems that perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.





Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.





Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.





The perfect does not lie in quantity but in quality.











Quotes for: form


Quotes

Quotes about form:


Matter remains, and form is lost.





The dignity of art appears perhaps most eminently in music, because in music there is no material factor to be discounted. Music is all form and figure, exalting and ennobling everything it expresses.





The child sees everything in a state of newness; he is always drunk. Nothing more resembles what we call inspiration than the delight with which a child absorbs form and color.







Quotes for: Man


Quotes

Quotes about man, all human beings:


No man is weak by choice.





Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.





The greatness of man lies in his decision to be stronger than his condition.





Man is the future of man.





Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature, but he is a thinking reed.





We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  











Quotes

Albrecht Dürer also said...


Truly, art is embedded in nature; he who can extract it, has it.





What beauty is, I know not.





As I grew older, I realized that it was much better to insist on the genuine forms of nature, for simplicity is the greatest adornment of art.





What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.





No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.





Sane judgment abhors nothing so much as a picture perpetrated with no technical knowledge, although with plenty of care and diligence.












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