the plastic arts: space, time …
Architecture interacts with the real world.
I paint like a barbarian in a barbaric age.
Champagne for my real friends;
real pain for my sham friends.
In painting … what is said … doesn’t count.
A great photograph can never happen again.
Talking about art is like dancing about architecture.
An advantage of working as much as you can is that you never know when it going to be just right.
on working regardless of how you feel, whether you’re hung over or out of sorts …
Art you think; music you feel.
As an architect draws, men live.
You cannot have a better job. All this tortured artist stuff is just bull.
Frida Kahlo’s art
A ribbon around a bomb
I feel what Christ felt.
I am like Buddha.
I am not afraid of suffering because God will be with me. I know how to suffer.
Any work of art has three values: A) the value to the artist in doing it; B) the value to the public in encountering it; C) what you can sell if for. And the three have nothing to do with each other.
What is art but both sides of a paradox made eloquent?
I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them.
Art is a series of destructions.
(Gee: science too!)
(and new religions.)
Art is alive, it tells us the truth.
Alternately: Art is a lie which makes us see the truth.
Hoffman: You work from the heart, you need to work from nature.
Pollock: I am nature.
Mark Rothko sought
An unknown destination in an unknown space.
This is what drives the very greatest art: contempt for ingratiation.
Art is the enemy of democracy.
My common purpose is to introduce dynamic models where static models have ruled.
I quote Karel Appel’s refrain from his movie, I paint like a barbarian in a barbaric age. The camera showed a painting’s surface as the image built, but also showed the canvas from the back side as he applied the paint: it thrummed, rhythmically, like the skin of a drum!
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