"[A]s easily as you let out a fart in order to get rid of someone who’s a pain in the neck, Cézanne says, with his accent from the Midi: ‘A kilo of green is greener than half a kilo.’ Everyone laughs: he’s crazy! The craziest person is not the one you think."
Paul Gauguin, Notes on Colour

Allen RuppersbergThe Picture of Dorian Gray, marker on canvas, 20 parts, 1974.

Kiki Smith — My Secret Business, offset lithograph, 1993.
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Kiki SmithMy Secret Business, offset lithograph, 1993.

"Emptiness which is conceptually liable to be mistaken for sheer nothingness is in fact the reservoir of infinite possibility."
D T Suzuki

theautologicalmetaphor:

the hole is greater than some of its parts, UdK Berlin, 2014.

"I’m not an abstractionist… I’m not interested in relationships of color or forms… I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions—tragedy, ecstasy, doom and so on… The people who weep before my pictures are having the same religious experience I had when I painted them."
Mark Rothko, 1956.
Henri Matisse in his studio, Nice, 1928, with his model Henriette Darricarrere. 
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Henri Matisse in his studio, Nice, 1928, with his model Henriette Darricarrere. 

There is no progress in art, any more than there is progress in making love. There are simply different ways of doing it.”

Man Ray, 1948.

Thomas ZippMeth, 2007.