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Art
Engrave this Quote An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.
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-Willem de Kooning
Engrave this Quote In art, one idea is as good as another. If one takes the idea of trembling, for instance, all of a sudden most art starts to tremble. Michelangelo starts to tremble. El Greco starts to tremble. All the Impressionists start to tremble.
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Engrave this Quote Whatever an artist's personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists.
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Despair
Engrave this Quote My interest in desperation lies only in that sometimes I find myself having become desperate. Very seldom do I start out that way. I can see of course that, in the abstract, thinking and all activity is rather desperate.
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Order
Engrave this Quote The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
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Style
Engrave this Quote Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns.
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Wealth
Engrave this Quote The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
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