The two most resonant quotes from this article include:
“A painting must not be a battlefield it must be a statement. Set out with something to say and not with the vague desire to say something. Things never simplify themselves they always complicate themselves on the way from the brain to the canvas. Set out, taking your precautions.”
“To be an artist is a guarantee to your fellow humans that the wear and tear of living will not let you become a murderer.”
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