Robert Motherwell Quotes

Top 33 wise famous quotes and sayings by Robert Motherwell

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Robert Motherwell quotes: Wherever art appears, life disappears. Wherever art appears, life disappears.
Robert Motherwell quotes: Without ethical consciousness, a painter is only a decorator. Without ethical consciousness, a painter is only a decorator.
Robert Motherwell quotes: Any incentive to paint is as good as any other. There is no poor subject. Any incentive to paint is as good as any other. There is no poor subject.
Robert Motherwell quotes: The public's appetite for famous people is a mouth as big as a mountain. The public's appetite for famous people is a mouth as big as a mountain.
Robert Motherwell quotes: I almost never start with an image. I start with a painting idea, an impulse, usually derived from my own world. I almost never start with an image. I start with a painting idea, an impulse, usually derived from my own world.
Robert Motherwell quotes: I dislike a picture that is too suave or too skilfully done. But, contrariwise, I also dislike a picture that looks too inept or blundering. I dislike a picture that is too suave or too skilfully done. But, contrariwise, I also dislike a picture that looks too inept or blundering.
Robert Motherwell quotes: If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three. If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three.
Robert Motherwell quotes: It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous. It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it. It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous. It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.
Robert Motherwell quotes: One of the most striking of abstract art's appearances is her nakedness, an art stripped bare. One of the most striking of abstract art's appearances is her nakedness, an art stripped bare.
Robert Motherwell quotes: Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask. Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
Robert Motherwell quotes: To end up with a canvas that is no less beautiful than the empty canvas is to begin with. To end up with a canvas that is no less beautiful than the empty canvas is to begin with.
Robert Motherwell quotes: Every picture one paints involves not painting others. Every picture one paints involves not painting others.
Robert Motherwell quotes: Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.
Robert Motherwell quotes: I feel most real to myself in the studio. I feel most real to myself in the studio.
Robert Motherwell quotes: Each brushstroke is a decision. Each brushstroke is a decision.
Robert Motherwell quotes: I never had the ... common anxiety as to whether abstract painting had a given 'meaning. I never had the ... common anxiety as to whether abstract painting had a given 'meaning.
Robert Motherwell quotes: One's art is just one's effort to wed oneself to the universe, to unify oneself through union. One's art is just one's effort to wed oneself to the universe, to unify oneself through union.
Robert Motherwell quotes: It is the medium, or the specific configuration of the medium, that we call a work of art that brings feeling into being ... It is the medium, or the specific configuration of the medium, that we call a work of art that brings feeling into being ...
Robert Motherwell quotes: Collage is the twentieth century's greatest innovation Collage is the twentieth century's greatest innovation
Robert Motherwell quotes: For a painter as abstract as myself, the collages offer a way of incorporating bits of the everyday world into pictures. For a painter as abstract as myself, the collages offer a way of incorporating bits of the everyday world into pictures.
Robert Motherwell quotes: It's possible to paint a monumental picture that's only 10 inches wide, if one has a sense of scale, which is very different from a sense of size. It's possible to paint a monumental picture that's only 10 inches wide, if one has a sense of scale, which is very different from a sense of size.
Robert Motherwell quotes: Painting that does not radiate feeling is not worth looking at. The deepest-and rarest-of grown-up pleasures is true feeling. Painting that does not radiate feeling is not worth looking at. The deepest-and rarest-of grown-up pleasures is true feeling.
Robert Motherwell quotes: For twenty years I read a book a day, from the time I was seven until I was twenty-seven. For twenty years I read a book a day, from the time I was seven until I was twenty-seven.
Robert Motherwell quotes: The main thing is not to be dead. The main thing is not to be dead.
Robert Motherwell quotes: Abstract expressionism was the first American art that was filled with anger as well as beauty. Abstract expressionism was the first American art that was filled with anger as well as beauty.