Certainly a chair can be just as interesting as a human being. But first the chair must be perceived by a human being. You should not paint the chair, but only what someone has felt about it.
Latest posted quotesby Edvard Munch
A work of art can only come from the interior of man. Art is the form of the image formed upon the nerves, heart, brain and eye of man.
The academies of art are nothing but great painting factories: those with talent are fed in at one end, and they come out as mechanical painting machines.
If what you want to paint is the emotive mood in all its strength, then you must not sit and stare at everything and depict it exactly as one sees it.
When I paint, I never think of selling. People simply fail to understand that we paint in order to experiment and to develop ourselves as we strive for greater heights.
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