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Frank Auerbach Quotes and Sayings|
Inspirational Art Quotes by the German
expressionist artist Frank Auerbach
born Frank Helmut Auerbach - Germany
- 29th of April, 1931 / Lives - London
Popular Frank Auerbach works include very
thickly painted, impasto works of nudes, portraits,
+ I think that the very earliest influence was
a horror of having to work in a bank or an office,
a desire for a free and creative life.
+ I go out each morning and draw. I can't really
start a painting in the morning until I've done
+ I've got total sympathy with people trying to
do different things. I think myself, that if there's
any sort of conflict or battle, it's largely in
the head of journalists because after all finally
there's nothing much you can say about painting
which is pretty dumb in the sense of silent activity
and it's there to be looked at.
+ In addition to the artistic influences, I am
influenced by my current private life, my feelings
about it and my energy level and state of health.
+ I don't think Seurat would have been aware of
the dots - he would have been aware of what he
was trying to do, the dots were an instrument.
+ I never work with an audience, I can't do this.
The process depends on the highest degree of nervous
+ I destroy things every day in the act of working
and often recall a picture I had considered finished
in order to rework it.