Robert Motherwell Quotes

Robert Motherwell Quotes: Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
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Robert Motherwell Quote: A main part of the struggle of art has been to make an art that is direct, simple, humane, unconnected with powers that be in their essence... To the degree that it is connected with the bourgeoisie via the marketplace and so on is not necessarily an artist's problem.
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Quotes about Robert Motherwell: Wherever art appears, life disappears.
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Quote about Robert Motherwell: A subject emerges from an interaction between my self, my I, and my medium.
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Robert Motherwell Sayings: The 'pure' red of which certain abstractionists speak does not exist. Any red is rooted in blood, glass, wine, hunters' caps and a thousand other concrete phenomena. Otherwise we would have no feeling toward red and its relations...
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Robert Motherwell Saying: If you give a child something very complex to paint, such as a bouquet of flowers or a natural landscape, if he is very good, eventually he will get back - like Cezanne - to the essential forms of what he sees.
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Sayings about Robert Motherwell: In a way, painting is like wine: it is as old, as simple, as primitive and as varied. Like wine, it is a very specific means of expression, with a limited vocabulary, but vast in its expressive potential.
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Saying about Robert Motherwell: In printmaking, I essentially use the same process as in painting with one important exception ... to try, with sensitivity to the medium to emphasize what printing can do best ... better than say, painting or collaging or watercolour or drawing or whatever ... Otherwise, the artist expresses the same vision in graphics that he does in his other work.
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Robert Motherwell Quotes: It is true that every artist has his own religion.
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Robert Motherwell Quote: Every intelligent painter carries the whole culture of modern painting in his head. It is his real subject, of which everything he paints in both an homage and a critique, and everything he says is a gloss.
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Quotes about Robert Motherwell: Any incentive to paint is as good as any other. There is no poor subject.
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Quote about Robert Motherwell: An odd contradiction, if the layman were correct in his unconscious assumption that an artist begins with reality and ends with art: the converse is true - to the degree that this dichotomy has any truth - the artist begins with art, and through it arrives at reality.
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