From the BBC’s Desert Island Discs Archive.
“I adopt the cause of the colour oppressed by the line”
“I am against the line and all its consequences: contours, forms, composition. All paintings of whatever sort, figurative or abstract, seem to me like prison windows in which the lines, precisely are the bars”
– Yves Klein
“There are certainly many ambiguities within the term ‘monochrome’, for all its apparent simplicity and singularity. Incidentally, there are a great many more black or white or grey monochromes in art than chromatic ones. That’s ironic given Yves Klein’s wonderful assertion that the monochrome represents the final liberation of colour from the tyranny of line.”
– Artist David Bachelor
“To develop a complete mind:
Study the science of art, study the art of science.
Learn how to see.
Realise that everything connects to everything else”
– Da Vinci
“Powers of Ten takes us on an adventure in magnitudes. Starting at a picnic by the lakeside in Chicago, this famous film transports us to the outer edges of the universe.
Every ten seconds we view the starting point from ten times farther out until our own galaxy is visible only a s a speck of light among many others.
Returning to Earth with breathtaking speed, we move inward- into the hand of the sleeping picnicker- with ten times more magnification every ten seconds.
Our journey ends inside a proton of a carbon atom within a DNA molecule in a white blood cell.”