„It is not a recognisable scene [his two paintings 'Dances at the spring', 1912 - Picabia painted the motion and the excitement of a peasant dance while he was on his honeymoon in the countryside of Italy; one version is lost]. There is no dancer, no spring, no light, no perspective, nothing other than the visible clue of the sentiments I am trying to express... I would draw your attention to a song of colours, which will bring out for others the joyful sensations and feelings inspired in me on those summer days when I found myself somewhere in the country near the Italian border, where there was a spring in a wonderful garden. A photograph of that spring and that garden would in now way look like my painting 'Dance at a spring' I was shown for the first time at the w:Salon d'Automne in Paris in 1912.“

As quoted in Futurism, ed. Didier Ottinger; Centre Pompidou / 5 Continents Editions, Milan, 2008, p. 200
1920's

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Francis Picabia6
kubanischer Schriftsteller, Maler, Grafiker 1879 - 1953

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„I do not paint by copying nature. Everything I do springs from my wild imagination.“

—  Paul Gauguin French Post-Impressionist artist 1848 - 1903

Quelle: 1890s - 1910s, The Writings of a Savage (1996), p. 22: quote in a letter to Ambroise Vollard, 1900

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„When Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soil.“

—  Reginald Heber English clergyman 1783 - 1826

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„The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another.“

—  Henry Van Dyke American diplomat 1852 - 1933

Fisherman's Luck http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext97/fshlk10.txt, ch. 5 (1899)
Kontext: The first day of spring is one thing, and the first spring day is another. The difference between them is sometimes as great as a month.

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„It was in mid-summer [1906]. The colors of the flowers attracted me irresistibly and almost sudden I was painting. My first small gardens paintings were born.“

—  Emil Nolde German artist 1867 - 1956

Quote of Nolde, 1906 in Jahre der Kämpfe (The years of struggles); as cited by Francesco Mazzaferro in 'The Diaries of Paul Klee' - Part Three: Klee as a Secessionist and a Neo-Impressionist Artist http://letteraturaartistica.blogspot.nl/2015/05/paul-klee-ev.html
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„Spring, the sweet spring, is the year's pleasant King,
Then blooms each thing, then maids dance in a ring,
Cold doth not sting, the pretty birds do sing,
Cuckoo, jug, jug, pu wee, to witta woo!“

—  Thomas Nashe English Elizabethan pamphleteer and poet 1567 - 1601

Quelle: Summer's Last Will and Testament http://www.elizabethanauthors.com/summ1.htm (1600), lines 161-164.

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„In spring's own country, where the gardens blow,
You faded, tender rose! For hours now past,
Like butterflies departing, on you're cast
The worms of memories to work you woe.“

—  Adam Mickiewicz Polish national poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator, professor of Slavic literature, and political activist 1798 - 1855

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„The song that from the heart would spring
Is dead for want of echoing.“

—  Isaac Leib Peretz Yiddish language author and playwright 1852 - 1915

In Alien Lands, translated by Leah W. Leonard.

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