Posts tagged "cita"
ARTIST QUOTE: LOUISE BOURGEOIS

ARTIST QUOTE: LOUISE BOURGEOIS

    I’ve never been much of a Louise Bourgeois fan but I think she’s right in stating that modern art – true modern art – is different from any previous artistic reality in that it has an insatiable need for novelty and originality, and that there are no rights and wrongs to guide an...
ARTIST QUOTE: KAZIMIR MALÉVICH

ARTIST QUOTE: KAZIMIR MALÉVICH

    In his book That’s The Way I See It David Hockney speaks of going through an artistic crisis in 1973, which would end up with him leaving the painting George Lawson and Wayne Sleep unfinished and eventually moving away from what he refers to as ‘obsessive naturalism’. The artist left London to live...
ARTIST QUOTE: BRUCE NAUMAN

ARTIST QUOTE: BRUCE NAUMAN

    I remember being a child and repeating the same word over and over again in my head until it lost its meaning and all of a sudden began to sound strange and alien, like it belonged to a language I didn’t understand, and then wondering why that sound represented that object and not...
ARTIST QUOTE: LUC TUYMANS

ARTIST QUOTE: LUC TUYMANS

I think every artist knows what Tuymans is talking about in this quote; that feeling of unease when you have an idea for a piece and are desperate to see it take shape and nervous as to wether it will look anything like the image in your head. Also the pleasure, the pleasure of seeing...
ARTIST QUOTE: HIROSHI SUGIMOTO

ARTIST QUOTE: HIROSHI SUGIMOTO

    The relationship we have with photography has changed profoundly almost without us noticing since the proliferation of Photoshop and the like. We still want to believe that photographs speak the truth and that what we’re seeing is what actually happened there, in front of the camera and the photographer, but the annoyingly rational...
ARTIST QUOTE: MARK ROTHKO

ARTIST QUOTE: MARK ROTHKO

  Most of the radical changes in painting in the late 19th and early 20th century took place on small canvases; think Van Gogh, Malevich or Juan Gris. It was a means of establishing a difference with academic 19th century canvases where artists had to prove their quality by taking on enormous projects. But when...
ARTIST QUOTE: EDWARD HOPPER

ARTIST QUOTE: EDWARD HOPPER

This is truly a great quote that makes one think of so much art that is being made today – and probably at any other time – that isn’t born out of true artistic necessity as described by Hopper, and inevitably leads us to boredom. Art is never boring, only its ‘digressions’.   “I believe...
ARTIST QUOTE: LUCIAN FREUD

ARTIST QUOTE: LUCIAN FREUD

The more I read these words by Freud the more sense they make. I guess there’s no other real way to create a portrait, as anything based purely on the external aspect is unlikely to express anything profound or even interesting:  ”I want paint to work as flesh, I know my idea of portraiture came...
ARTIST QUOTE: GEORG BASELITZ

ARTIST QUOTE: GEORG BASELITZ

  Anyone who’s had a serious go at painting can recognise him or herself in these words: the idea in your head that you think is an image but isn’t, the fight against the image you are actually capable of producing… and then the coming to terms with what you produced and how it relates...
ARTIST QUOTE: GERHARD RICHTER

ARTIST QUOTE: GERHARD RICHTER

    The way art and art theory relate to each other is complex and sometimes artificial. I often have the feeling that a complete divorce has taken place, and that it’s time for art theory to move out and get a flat of its own. I was thrilled to find the following words by...
ARTIST QUOTE: PHILIP GUSTON

ARTIST QUOTE: PHILIP GUSTON

  Some truths about painting stated here by Philip Guston with very little beating about the bush:   “No good to paint in the head – what happens is what happens when you put the paint down – you can only hope that you are alert – ready – to see. What joy it is...
ARTIST QUOTE: ALAN DAVIE

ARTIST QUOTE: ALAN DAVIE

    This quote is great in the way it struggles to nail that sense of being so close to what you want, never actually getting there, but gaining something else on the way.   “When I am working, I am aware of a striving, a yearning, the making of many impossible attempts at a...