Francesco Clemente Quotes

Francesco Clemente Quotes: That moment when the person actually dictates the way I do the portrait is when the intimacy arrives.
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Francesco Clemente Quote: I never paint a portrait from a photograph, because a photograph doesn't give enough information about what the person feels.
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Quotes about Francesco Clemente: In my head I am in one of those Buddhist caves where you see a thousand Buddha faces on the wall. In my head I am on my seventeen-year-old acid trip, when I saw my personas fall one minute after another, as if I was dying every moment.
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Quote about Francesco Clemente: Maybe poets express more directly a sense of sympathy for other human beings. Painting is a little bit more of a retreat from human beings in real life; painting is more about the extreme moments when speech doesn't help anymore.
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