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.
A clear idea about the nature of quality in art will always result in inferior art tailored to it.
When anything can be art, art is not much of anything.
Live to paint, don't paint to live.
Postmodernism is Modernism with Alzheimer's.
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.
Postmodernism lives in the academy, where words abandon reality to serve ambition, and reputations rise on hot air.
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.
When imitation goes over big, it isn't imitation, it is a trend.
We must turn away from work that replaces experience and pleasure with explanation.
The more freedom artists have to do what they want to do, the more they do what other artists are doing.
Great art does not break with the past. It breaks with the present by emulating the best of the past.
Asking art to express ideas is like asking a Sumo wrestler to play charades.
Most people find facts irritating. Facts interfere with their systems of denial.
We learn to lie by believing words rather than experience.
Stale artifacts of the past' are always 'active components of the present moment' when they are experienced in the present moment.
Limitation of means is a precondition of excellence. Creative freedom chooses its limitations. Destructive freedom rejects them heedlessly.
When anyone can produce dreck or publish gibberish, and not only get away with it but be celebrated for it, the discipline is no longer a discipline, and it will get no respect.
The art consensus is not criteria, it is convenience.
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