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.
Don't explain, enjoy.
Good art has everything you need to know about it in the work, not on a wall label. Art is here to take us beyond language.
When art writing seems incomprehensible, chances are it is.
Postmodernism does not facilitate better art. It rationalizes inferior art by wrapping it in words - a suit of armor with nobody inside.
Complete freedom debilitates art but reveals much about character.
There are too many artists, too many dealers and too much art.
Writing about art is only useful when it leads to the experience of art.
Making art is like swimming underwater in a blindfold.
Postmodernism does not help us understand good art. It encourages art that can be easily understood and throws in something catchy to cover the loss of mystery.
Art that wants to be felt does not have the need to be admired.
An ivory tower is a fine place as long as the door is open.
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