Accidents, try to change them — it’s impossible. The accidental reveals man.
It is your work in life that is the ultimate seduction.
Often while reading a book one feels that the author would have preferred to paint rather than write; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person, as if he were painting what he is saying, because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
I’d like to live like a poor man-only with lots of money.
To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.
Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.
I don’t paint things the way I see them, but the way I think them.
What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
The world today doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.
Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.
I want to live like a poor man with lots of money.
If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes.
If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness!
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
Ah, good taste–What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness.
I don’t believe in accidents. There are only encounters in history. There are no accidents.
Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.
You have to know how to be vulgar. Paint with four-letter words.
What do you think an artist is? …he is a political being, constantly aware of the heart breaking, passionate, or delightful things that happen in the world, shaping himself completely in their image. Painting is not done to decorate apartments. It is an instrument of war.
Sculpture is the best comment that a painter can make on painting.
When they tell me I’m too old to do something, I attempt it immediately.