Philip Guston Quotes

Philip Guston Quotes: All these troubles revolve around the irritable mutual dependence of life and art - with their need and contempt for one another. Of necessity, to create is a temporary state and cannot be possessed...
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Philip Guston Quote: The canvas is a court where the artist is prosecutor, defendant, jury and judge. Art without a trial disappears at a glance.
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Quotes about Philip Guston: We are image-makers and image-ridden... We work until we vanish.
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Quote about Philip Guston: Many works of the past complete what they announce they are going to do, to our increasing boredom. Certain others plague me because I cannot follow their intentions. I can tell at a glance what Fabritius is doing, but I am spending my life trying to find out what Rembrandt was up to.
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Philip Guston Sayings: Painting is an illusion, a piece of magic, so what you see is not what you see. I don't know what a painting is; who knows what sets off even the desire to paint? It might be things, thoughts, a memory, sensations, which have nothing to do directly with painting itself. They can come from anything and anywhere.
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Philip Guston Saying: Lots of artists who paint have the experience to one degree or another... where their thinking doesn't precede their doing... It's a funny thing, what I really hate yet I have to go through with it, is the preparation.
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Sayings about Philip Guston: If the artist starts evaluating himself, it's an enormous block, isn't it?
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Saying about Philip Guston: That's what I mean by something grips in a canvas. The moment that happens you are then sucked into the whole thing. Like some kind of rhythm.
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