Inspirational Art Quotes by the famous American
abstract expressionist painter and wife of Jackson
Pollock, Lee Krasner
born Lee Krasner - United States - 27th of
October, 1908 / Died - 19th June, 1984
Lee Krasner's paintings were angular, abstract works
with an expressionist edge to them. She sometimes
used collage and was very critical of her own work,
often revising or destroying earlier paintings.
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+ We get used to a certain kind of color of form
or format, and it's acceptable. And to puncture
that is sticking your neck out a bit. And then
pretty soon, that's very acceptable.
+ I think, if one is a painter, all you experience
does come out when youre painting.
+ I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be
alive is the point. And, as the limitations are
something called pigment and canvas, let's see
if I can do it.
+ I like to surprise myself. I have to be interested
in what Im doing. Surprise, for me, is as
important as it is to anyone that views it once
it becomes a painting.
+ I never violate an inner rhythm. I loathe to
force anything.. I don't know if the inner rhythm
is Eastern or Western. I know it is essential
for me. I listen to it and I stay with it. I have
always been this way. I have regards for the inner
+ If you can't get out of school and get off the
campus and experience life in the world of reality,
that's pretty depressing. There's a lot of what
I call campus art around now. And I think campus
art is fine while you're in school. But thats
your early stages of learning. If you're a pianist,
you have to learn your keyboard.. but then youve
got to get on with it.
+ It would start with a color, a form, and it
begins dictating to me what's needed in terms
of color as well as form.
+ All my work keeps going like a pendulum.. it
seems to swing back to something I was involved
with earlier, or it moves between horizontality
and verticality, circularlity, or a composite
of them. For me, I suppose, that change is the