Harold Rosenberg Quotes

Harold Rosenberg Quotes: It is not logical for art to be logical. Art goes against the grain of the times as readily as it goes with it and at the very same moment. Instead of seeking the nearest exit, art responds to a new situation by uncovering a labyrinth of problems.
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Harold Rosenberg Quote: Imitation of the art of earlier centuries, as that done by Picasso and Modigliani , is carried on not to perpetuate ancient values but to demonstrate that new aesthetic orders now prevail.
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Quotes about Harold Rosenberg: An artist is a person who has invented an artist.
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Quote about Harold Rosenberg: Loiter in the neighborhood of a problem. After a while a solution strolls by.
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Harold Rosenberg Sayings: The artist does not exist except as a personification, a figure of speech that represents the sum total of art itself. It is painting that is the genius of the painter, poetry of the poet, and a person is a creative artist to the extent that he participates in that genius.
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Harold Rosenberg Saying: What better way to prove that you understand a subject than to make money out of it?
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Sayings about Harold Rosenberg: The internationalization of art becomes a factor contributing to the estrangement of art from the artist. The sum of works of all times and places stands against him as an entity with objectives and values of its own. In turn, since becoming aware of the organized body of artworks as the obstacle to his own aesthetic self-affirmation, the artist is pushed toward anti-intellectualism and willful dismissal of the art of the past.
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Saying about Harold Rosenberg: In reality, however, an artist is a product of art
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Harold Rosenberg Quotes: Exhibitions of minority art are often intended to make the minority itself more aware of its collective experience. Reinforcing the common memory of miseries and triumphs will, it is expected, strengthen the unity of the group and its determination to achieve a better future. But emphasizing shared experience as opposed to the artist's consciousness of self (which includes his personal and unshared experience of masterpieces) brings to the fore the tension in the individual artist between being an artist and being a minority artist.
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Harold Rosenberg Quote: The aim of every authentic artist is not to conform to the history of art, but to release himself from it in order to replace it with his own history.
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Quotes about Harold Rosenberg: If being an anti-art artist is difficult, being an anti-art art historian is a hard position indeed. His doctrinal revolutionism brings forth nothing new in art but reenacts upheavals on the symbolic plane of language. It provides the consoling belief that overthrows are occurring as in the past, that barriers to creation are being surmounted, and that art is pursuing a radical purpose, even if it is only the purpose of doing away with itself.
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Quote about Harold Rosenberg: The skills of the modern artist are the opposite of those of the craftsman: instead of acquiring techniques for producing classes of objects, the artist today perfects the means suited to his particular work.
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Harold Rosenberg Sayings: Only conservatives believe that subversion is still being carried on in the arts and that society is being shaken by it. Advanced art today is no longer a cause -it contains no moral imperative. There is no virtue in clinging to principles and standards, no vice in selling or in selling out.
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Harold Rosenberg Saying: In the United States, revolts tends to be directed against specific situations, rarely against the social structure as a whole.
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Sayings about Harold Rosenberg: Today, each artist must undertake to invent himself, a lifelong act of creation that constitutes the essential content of the artist's work.
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