Unity and simplicity are the two true sources of beauty.

— Johann Joachim Winckelmann

The most risky Johann Joachim Winckelmann quotes that are little-known but priceless

Grace can never properly be said to exist without beauty;

for it is only in the elegant proportions of beautiful forms that can be found that harmonious variety of line and motion which is the essence and charm of grace.


The artist must conceive with warmth yet execute with coolness.


Color contributes to beauty, but it is not beauty.

Color should have a minor part in the consideration of beauty, because it is not color but the structure that constitutes its essence.


The only way for us to become great, or even inimitable if possible, is to imitate the Greeks.


Art is the daughter of pleasure.


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