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"The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves."
Willem de Kooning


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Inspirational Art Quotes by the Dutch born American expressionist painter Willem de Kooning
born Willem de Kooning - Rotterdam, The Netherlands - 24th of April, 1904 / Died - 19th of March 1997, USA
Willem de Kooning was involved with the American abstract expressionism movement and produced both figurative and abstract paintings during his career. Some of his famous paintings included his Woman series, his earlier abstract works, and his later less expressive abstract paintings.


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+ The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.

+ Art never seems to make me peaceful or pure. I always seem to be wrapped in the melodrama of vulgarity.

+ In art, one idea is as good as another. If one takes the idea of trembling, for instance, all of a sudden most art starts to tremble. Michelangelo starts to tremble. El Greco starts to tremble. All the Impressionists start to tremble.

+ Whatever an artist’s personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists.

+ The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.

+ You know the real world, this so-called real world, is just something you put up with. Like everybody else. I'm in my element when I am a little bit out of this world. Then I'm in the real world.. I'm on the beam. Because when I'm falling, I’m doing all right. When I'm slipping, I say: he, this is interesting. It’s when I’m standing upright that bothers me.

+ I am always in the picture somewhere. The amount of space I use I am always in, I seem to move around in it. And there seems to be a time when I lose sight of what I wanted to do, and then I am out of it. If the picture has a countenance I keep it. If it hasn’t, I throw it away.


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