Art is not made for anybody and is, at the same time, for everybody.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
everything you can imagine is real.
Every good painter paints what he is.
Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave.
Willem de Kooning
Whatever an artist’s personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists.
The emotions are sometimes so strong that I work without knowing it. The strokes come like speech.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Don’t be an art critic, but paint, there lies salvation.
You have to systematically create confusion, it sets creativity free. Everything that is contradictory creates life. Salvador Dali
You know the worst thing is freedom. Freedom of any kind is the worst for creativity.
Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.
ART lacks a satisfactory definition. It is easier to describe it as the way something is done — “the use of skill and imagination in the creation of aesthetic objects, environments, or experiences that can be shared with others” – rather than what it is.