• The essential of a real picture is that the things which occur in it occur to him in his peculiarly personal fashion.. ..the idea of modernity is but a new attachment of things universal - a fresh relationship to the courses of the sun and to the living swing of the earth - a new fire of affection for the living essence present everywhere.

    "Marsden Hartley". Book by by Gail R. Scott, p. 49; reprinted in "On art", p. 62, 1988.