Writing about art is only useful when it leads to the experience of art.
Postmodernism is silly and joyless at the same time.
When you are painting a landscape, assume the painting is real and the landscape is an illusion.
Postmodernism is Modernism with Alzheimer's.
Live to paint, don't paint to live.
When anything goes, everything goes.
Power is like money. Some know how to get it; few know how to use it.
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.
When anything can be art, art is not much of anything.
The first duty of intelligence is to recognize the obvious.
If you learn something too well, it will get in the way of your perception of reality.
Talent is like a seed which needs fertile soil. There is no less talent now, there is less fertile soil to nourish it.
In ART as in Life the Best Way to REMEDY mistakes is to take advantage of them.
When inspiration dies, imitation thrives.
Art rides in on pleasure.
Art makes you reinvent the wheel with regularity. If you don't, art gets bored and slips away.
Postmodernism lives in the academy, where words abandon reality to serve ambition, and reputations rise on hot air.
A clear idea about the nature of quality in art will always result in inferior art tailored to it.
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.
Big minds have big ideas. Small minds use big ideas to justify bad ideas.
Originality is way overrated. To make, you need to take. All great artists do.
If art depended on content, then one painting of an apple would be as good as the next one.
Art may be for the privileged few but they have earned the privilege and deny it to no one.
Whether something is called art is beside the point. What counts is what happens when you ask it to actually be art.
Art is not 'about.' Art is.
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