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.
Live to paint, don't paint to live.
Postmodernism is Modernism with Alzheimer's.
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.
The power of art is not in communication but effect; what it does, not what it relates.
Art rides in on pleasure.
Always let intuitive perception precede analysis.
Don't burden art with words and ideas. Art comes from a deeper place.
Conceptual art' is an oxymoron. Concepts are articulations of fact or supposition, not attributes of quality.
When making a painting, only one thing counts: what you do next.
We learn to lie by believing words rather than experience.
Postmodernism does not facilitate better art. It rationalizes inferior art by wrapping it in words - a suit of armor with nobody inside.
Trying to be original is futile. If you have no place to go, stay home and cook.
Making art is like swimming underwater in a blindfold.
Many years ago, Clement Greenberg said, 'All profoundly original work looks ugly at first.' This should be updated now to 'All profoundly ugly work looks original at first.
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