Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Inner space is so much more interesting, because outer space is so empty.
Space, and space again, is the infinite deity which surrounds us and in which we are ourselves contained.
Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral, and the cathedral will be more closely packed with sand than space is with stars.
What art offers is space - a certain breathing room for the spirit.
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe; a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts, and his feelings as something separate from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole.
Height, width, and depth are the three phenomena which I must transfer into one plane to form the abstract surface of the picture, and thus to protect myself from the infinity of space.
Each conquest of distance reveals greater distance.
The universe is wider than our views of it.
I take space to be the central fact to man born in America. I spell it large because it comes large here. Large and without mercy.
You'd think that radio was around long enough that someone would have coined a word for staring into space.
I only hope that we shall not wait to adopt the program until after our astronomers have reported a new and unsuspected asteroid moving across their fields of vision with menacing speed. At that point it will be too late!
A vast space naturally raises in my thoughts the idea of an Almighty Being.
You leave space for the body, imagining the other part even though it isn't there.
The whole arrangement of my picture is expressive. The place occupied by the figures or objects, the empty spaces around them, the proportions, everything plays a part.
The space between the dish and the pitcher, that I paint also.
We dig a well and create a huge pit. The space in the pit or well has not been created by us. We have just removed the earth which was filling the space there. The space was there then and is also there now.
If I stretch my arms and wonder where my fingers are - that is all the space I need as a painter.
The idea of space is given to the artist to change if he can. The subject matter in the abstract is space.
Spatial art does not begin with a poetic mood or idea, but with construction of one or more figures, with the harmonizing of several colors and tones, or with the devaluation of spatial relationships and so on.
A painter is a choreographer of space.
Spaces between the forms, or the negative shapes, play just as great a role as the positives and they enable you to check the accuracy of your drawing. The positives make the negatives and negatives make the positives.
Circles create soothing space.
Pure, existential space was regularly winking at me, each time in a more impressive manner, and this sensation of total freedom attracted me so powerfully that I painted some monochrome surfaces just to 'see,' to 'see' with my own eyes what existential sensibility granted me: absolute freedom!
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