When you are painting a landscape, assume the painting is real and the landscape is an illusion.
Postmodernism is silly and joyless at the same time.
When anything can be art, art is not much of anything.
A clear idea about the nature of quality in art will always result in inferior art tailored to it.
Postmodernism is Modernism with Alzheimer's.
Live to paint, don't paint to live.
Postmodernism lives in the academy, where words abandon reality to serve ambition, and reputations rise on hot air.
Science is a matter of adjusting language to explain material reality. Art is a matter of adjusting material reality to create a sense of life.
Art is too popular. If plumbing was as popular as art is we would have amateur plumbers running around brandishing wrenches and Roto-Rooters, climbing in and out of sewers and writing gibberish about pipe systems. And none of our our toilets would work.
Power is like money. Some know how to get it; few know how to use it.
When anything goes, everything goes.
Art is not 'about.' Art is.
Whether something is called art is beside the point. What counts is what happens when you ask it to actually be art.
Big minds have big ideas. Small minds use big ideas to justify bad ideas.
Good art looks new because the artist has recombined something old to make something better.
Dogmatism spreads its roots in the fertile soil of uncertainty.
The first duty of intelligence is to recognize the obvious.
The power of art is not in communication but effect; what it does, not what it relates.
Art rides in on pleasure.
There is no best way to make art, but there are a lot of better ways.
When making a painting, only one thing counts: what you do next.
When you make the obvious mysterious, then the mysterious becomes unavailable.
If you learn something too well, it will get in the way of your perception of reality.
When you 'break all the barriers' you get a pile of rubble.
Anything is OK in art if the art turns out OK.
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