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