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Find painters like Vincent van Gogh and Pablo Picasso commenting on art and life.
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Famous female artists like Joan Mitchel and Marlene Dumas on life and being an artist.
- "Observing sea,
sky and stars, I sought to indicate their plastic function through
a multiplicity of crossing verticals and horizontals. Impressed
by the vastness of Nature, I was trying to express its expansion,
rest and unity."
- "I wanted to sell
my paintings because it would enable me to quit my job, whether
as a cook or delivering house plants or whatever else I was doing
and paint full time. But I had to have a gallery just to give me
- "Stupidity can win
for a moment, but it can never really succeed because the nature
of humans is to seek freedom. Rulers can delay that freedom, but
they cannot stop it."
- "I was always doing
my own things. I always wondered why there are books, with photographs
of all the artists of that period, and I was only in one! I thought:
where was I? But I never was there. I was somewhere else."
- "I tell young people
that the greatest paintings in museums are made with minerals mixed
in oil schmeared on cloth with the hair from the back of a pig's
ear. It's that simple."
- "Sincerity is the
eventual deception of all great men."
- "On the floor I
am more at ease. I feel nearer, more a part of the painting, since
this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally
be in the painting."