“I am as much interested in the smallest detail as in the whole structure.”

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“I am as much interested in the smallest detail as in the whole structure.”

Marcel Breuer, architect, Hungarian, designer, Bauhaus School



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“Painting, for me… is mysterious and transcending, yet solid and real”

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“Painting, for me… is mysterious and transcending, yet solid and real”

— Richard Pousette-Dart, painter, photographer, sculptor


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“Lots of things that I used to worry about in my work, I don’t any more because… “

Art of Quotation

“Lots of things that I used to worry about in my work, I don’t any more because I know the answers to them. It clarifies things wonderfully.”

Howard Hodgkin English painter: regarding painting at the end of one’s life


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“…I like order. In this chaos that we live in, I like to put order”

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“I kept going I couldn’t stop.”

Carmen Herrera, Cuban, painter, 102 years old.


Excerpt from Claire Messud’s “Carmen Herrera: Art Without Lies

White and Green 1959

When Carmen Herrera is asked to explain her paintings in Alison Klayman’s film about her life and work, The 100 Years Show (2015), she says,

“If I could put those things in words, I wouldn’t do the painting. I would tell you…Usually artists are not the best people to talk about art. I think it’s a great mistake. You cannot talk about art—you have to art about art.”

Green and Orange, 1958

Herrera, now 101 years old, has spent the better part of a century doing just that. For most of that time, the world paid scant attention to her “arting”: only in the last decade has she been granted the attention she should by rights have received half a century ago. As a Cuban…

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“Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.”

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“Mauve is just pink trying to be purple.”

— James Whistler, American, painter


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“Jean-Simeon Chardin… probably the greatest master of still life in the history of painting.”

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“Jean-Simeon Chardin was one of the supreme artists of the eighteenth century and probably the greatest master of still life in the history of painting.”

Robert Hughes, art critic, writer, Australian


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“my work attempts to create a mythology for our contemporary world.”

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“The mystery of light [and] the enigma of time form the twin pivots around which all my work revolves. In addition… my work attempts to create a mythology for our contemporary world.”

Clarence John Laughlin, photographer


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