"Art ought never to be considered except in its relations with its ideal beauty."
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"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."
"Art is the desire of a man to express himself, to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in."
"Photography is a major force in explaining man to man."
"The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep."
"The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it."
"It is a mistake for a sculptor or a painter to speak or write very often about his job. It releases tension needed for his work."
"Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor."
"By the work one knows the workman."
"No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language."
"Art hurts. Art urges voyages - and it is easier to stay at home."
"In an artwork you're always looking for artistic decisions, so an ashtray is perfect. An ashtray has got life and death."
"I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things."
"When I work, and in my art, I hold hands with God."
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