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.
Assumptions are usually presumptuous but often correct.
Purplish brown? Let's agree it / is a color so bad we all flee it / it has no good use / so let's name it Puce / from the sound we make when we see it.
Very few people ever understand art. If you are lucky, they will buy it for the wrong reasons.
Art makes you reinvent the wheel with regularity. If you don't, art gets bored and slips away.
There are too many artists, too many dealers and too much art.
Start a painting with fresh ideas, and then let the painting replace your ideas with its ideas.
One needs to be right before getting righteous.
Art is not truth. Truth conforms to reality. Art invents reality.
Anything is OK in art if the art turns out OK.
When you 'break all the barriers' you get a pile of rubble.
The first duty of intelligence is to recognize the obvious.
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