There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.
abstract art is not the creation of another reality but the true vision of reality.
There is no must in art because art is free.
The longer you look at an object, the more abstract it becomes, and, ironically, the more real.
Abstract art is uniquely modern. It is a fundamentally romantic response to modern life - rebellious, individualistic, unconventional, sensitive, irritable.
Abstraction generally involves implication, suggestion and mystery, rather than obvious description.
Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.
Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes... Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an explosion into unknown areas.
Abstract art has helped us to experience the emotional power inherent in pure form.
Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you.
I understand abstract art as an attempt to feed imagination with a world built through the basic sensations of the eyes.
Nothing as drastic an innovation as abstract art could have come in to existence, save as the consequence of a most profound, relentless, unquenchable need. The need is for felt experience - intense, immediate, direct, subtle, unified, warm, vivid, rhythmic.
Abstract art was the quivalent of poetic expression; I didn’t need to use words,but colors and lines. I didn’t need to belong to a language-oriented culture but to an open form of expression.
Abstract art is a creative interplay between the conscious and the unconscious, with the conscious mind making all the final decisions and in control throughout.
It [abstract art] should be enjoyed just as music is enjoyed after a while you may like it or you may not.
Abstract art is a fundamental distrust of the theory of reality concocted by the eyes.
Abstract art places a new world, which on the surface has nothing to do with 'reality,' next to the 'real' world.
The works of 'abstract' art are subtle creations of order out of simple contrasting elements.
Beauty is a type of art everyone is trying to perfect, but no one realizes it's abstract art.
In every landscape should reside jewels of abstract art waiting to be discovered.
We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
Realism' has been abandoned in the search for reality: the 'principal objective' of abstract art is precisely this reality.
Every good painter paints what he is.
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