+ I do not
like to be a prophet. I like better to paint than to predict what the next painters
will do. Though I have a feeling that consideration of order is very much in the
+ Good teaching is more a giving of right questions than a giving
of right answers.
+ In my basic courses I have always tried to develop
discovery and invention which, in my opinion, are the criteria of creativeness.
The role of art for me is the visualization of attitude, of the human attitude
towards life, towards the world. And I think I've said before that there is no
difference between science and art when it comes to creativeness, productiveness,
to come to conclusions and to formulations. That's the same I think. And scientists
can be just as creative as an artist.
+ Well, I would say the aim of art
is a constant, and a continuous job to reveal visually the attitude of our mentality.
And the less we disturb the influence of our mentality the more I believe we come
close to the truth.
+ Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.
In order to make a resume, the meaning of art is: learn to see and to feel life;
that is, cultivate imagination, because there are still marvels in the world,
because life is a mystery and always will be. But be aware of it. Therefore art
means: you have to believe, to have faith, that is, cultivate vision.
I have also come to the conclusion that the square is a human invention, which
makes it sympathetic to me. Because you don't see it in nature. As we do not see
squares in nature, I thought that it is man-made. But I have corrected myself.
Because squares exist in salt crystals, our daily salt. We know this because we
can see it in the microscope.
+ Art problems are problems of human relationship.