Colour is the ultimate in art. It is still and will always remain a mystery to us, we can only apprehend it intuitively in flowers.
1802 Letter, quoted in L Eitner Neoclassicism and Romanticism 1750-1850 (1964).
Art of all periods teaches us that humanity changes, and that a period, once past, never returns.Philipp Otto Runge
But could we not reach the point of highest perfection in a new kind of art, in this art of landscape, and perhaps reach a higher beauty than existed before?Philipp Otto Runge
We must become children again if we wish to achieve the best.Philipp Otto Runge