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.

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The artist must conceive with warmth yet execute with coolness.

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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.

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

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Art is the daughter of pleasure.

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