The highest problem of every art is, by means of apperances, to produce
the illusion of a loftier reality.
The purpose of art is not a rarified, intellectual distillate - it is life,
intensified, brillant life.
Painting is the intermediate somewhat between a thought and a thing.
Painting from nature is not copying the object; it is realizing one's sensations.
Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting with gift of speech.
The more horrifying the world becomes, the more art becomes abstract.
People want Art. And they are given it. But the less Art there is in painting
the more painting there is.
Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.