"I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need."
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"My painting does not come from the easel."
"Painting is by nature a luminous language."
"Art is subject to arbitrary fashion."
"When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others, to bring them into the process."
"Murals in restaurants are on a par with the food in museums."
"You begin with the possibilities of the material."
"When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection."
"Light in Nature creates the movement of colors."
"Art in Nature is rhythmic and has a horror of constraint."
"When that shutter clicks, anything else that can be done afterward is not worth consideration."
"Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers... What we call art is a game."
"Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty."
"The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract."
"A painting that is well composed is half finished."
"I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza."
"The works must be conceived with fire in the soul but executed with clinical coolness."
"It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever for the force and beauty of its process."
"The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern of the artist and the bafflement of the public."
"Every time a student walks past a really urgent, expressive piece of architecture that belongs to his college, it can help reassure him that he does have that mind, does have that soul."
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