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“No painting stops with itself, is complete of itself. It is a continuation of previous paintings and is renewed in successive ones.” Clyfford Still, an American painter, and one of the leading figures in the first generation of Abstract Expressionists, died … Continue reading
“To be an artist you have to give up everything, including the desire to be a good artist.” Jasper Johns, who was born on May 15, 1930.
“I don’t practice painting or drawing as an art, in the sense of artifice, of making an imitation of something. It’s something I do from an inner compulsion, that has to come out.” Alan Davie, artist and musician. This quote … Continue reading
“Painters must speak through paint, not through words.” Hans Hofmann, German-born American abstract expressionist painter who was born March 21, 1880.
“Painting to me is primarily a verb, not a noun, an event first and only secondarily an image.” Elaine de Kooning, an Abstract Expressionist, who was born on March 12, 1918 and who married painter Willem de Kooning on December 9, 1943.
“The true artist views nature from his own time. The hostile audience views nature in the rosy past. ” David Smith, American Abstract Expressionist sculptor and painter who was born on March 9, 1906 in Indiana.
“It seems very clear what it means. I can’t say it, but the painting makes it clear. If I don’t know, then it’s not working. If it seems right to me, then it has a meaning, but I can’t tell … Continue reading
“Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.” Jackson Pollock who was born January 28, 1912.
“Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.” Robert Motherwell who was born January 24, 1915.