“I begin with an idea…the picture…fights for its own life”

Art of Quotation

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“I begin with an idea, but as I work, the picture takes over. Then there is the struggle between the idea I preconceived… and the picture that fights for its own life.”

– Georg Baselitz, German, painter


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2 thoughts on ““I begin with an idea…the picture…fights for its own life”

  1. One could say the same of writing. The poem, story, or article takes over, and a good writer isn’t satisfied until it has developed into all it could be.

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