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One of the weaknesses of much abstract painting is the attempt to substitute the inventions of the intellect for a pristine imaginative conception. The inner life of a human being is a vast and varied realm and does not concern itself alone with stimulating arrangements of color, form and design. The term 'life' as used in art is something not to be held in contempt, for it applies all of its existence, and the province of art is to react to it and not to shun it. Painting will have to deal more fully and less obliquely with life and nature's phenomena before it can again be great. (Quote by - Edward Hopper)

The test of an abstract picture, for me, is not my first reaction to it, but how long I can stand it hanging on the wall of a room where I am living. (Quote by - Betjeman, SirJohn)

The more horrifying this world becomes, the more art becomes abstract. (Quote by - Paul Klee)

A mark of maturity seems to be the range and extent of one's feeling of self-involvement in abstract ideals. (Quote by - Gordon Wallport)

Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses only to justify his logic. (Quote by - Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Inspired by natural forces, feminine mystique and the spontaneity of form within the essence of beauty, Garrity creates work that traverses between stark realism and the colorful void of abstraction. 2006 Irish America Magazine. (Quote by - DJ Garrity)

I wanted to make abstract films that are emotional, and I still do. (Quote by - George Lucas)

There is plenty of courage among us for the abstract, but not for the concrete. (Quote by - Helen Keller)

My father was a proctologist and my mother was an abstract artist, so that`s how I view the world. (Quote by - Sandra Bernhard)

It is only through fiction and the dimension of the imaginary that we can learn something real about individual experience. Any other approach is bound to be general and abstract. (Quote by - Nicola Chiaromonte)

Iím not an abstractionist. Iím not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. Iím interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on. (Quote by - Mark Rothko)


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