Favorite Artist Quotations|
"All my work has an umbilicus that attaches it to life."
"We know now that art
is not the truth.
It is a lie which permits us
to...glimpse the truth."
"If I can make black and white
behave together instead of
shooting at each other, I feel proud."
"I am a lie which always tells the truth."
"Every portrait that is painted with feeling
is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.
The sitter is merely the accident, the occasion.
It is not he who is revealed by the painter;
it is rather the painter who, on the colored canvas,
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
"Reason and nature is the enemy of the artist."
"If you could say it in words
there would be no reason to paint."
"I had the need not to destroy
but to shift things. So I cut off heads...
and put them in impossible places.
I upset in order to find, at all cost, another reality."
"When you start working
Everybody is in your studio
The past, Your friends,
Enemies, The art world,
And above all, your own ideas --
All are there.
But as you continue painting,
They start leaving,
One by one,
And you are left completely alone.
Then if you are lucky, even you leave."
"And we do like so many things which is a nice way of talking and we do like talking,
and to say that we like and we tell each other about it is even more to our liking."
"Clay is a living thing. Touch it and it moves."
"I like a painting that makes me walk around in it."
"I will conquer Paris with an apple."
"The chief enemy of creativity is good taste."
"The essence of a work of art lies in what is not expressed."