„The 'Women' [paintings] had to do with the female painted through all ages, all those idols, and maybe I was stuck to a certain extent; I couldn't go on. It did one thing for me: it eliminated composition, arrangement, relationships, light – all this silly talk about line, colour and form – because that was the thing I wanted to get hold of.“

interview conducted by David Sylvester for the BBC, 1962; as quoted in Abstract Expressionism: Creators and Critics, edited by Clifford Ross, Abrahams Publishers, New York 1990, p. 45.

Ultimo aggiornamento 22 Maggio 2020. Storia
Willem de Kooning photo
Willem de Kooning
pittore e scultore statunitense 1904 - 1997

Citazioni simili

Gustave Courbet photo
Cy Twombly photo
Yves Klein photo

„I am against the line and all its consequences: contours, forms, composition. All paintings of whatever sort, figuratives or abstract, seem to me like prison windows in which the lines, precisely are the bars.“

—  Yves Klein French artist 1928 - 1962

Gilbert Perlein and Bruno Cora, Yves Klein: Long live the Immaterial, Delano Greenidge Edition, New York, 2001. p. 74
from posthumous publications

Stefan Szczesny photo
Willem de Kooning photo
Georges Seurat photo

„I painted like that because I wanted to get through to something new - a kind of painting that was my own.“

—  Georges Seurat French painter 1859 - 1891

quote from Seurat, John Russell; Thames & Hudson, London 1965 ISBN 0-500-20032-7
undated quotes

Arshile Gorky photo
Barend Cornelis Koekkoek photo

„Beforehand I don't make any drawing of the object or objects which I want to paint on the canvas or panel.... but I start directly to situate the designed plan on the canvas - After having thoroughly sketched and thought over my composition, especially the arrangement of light and dark, I start to paint it broadly with oil-paint and try as much as possible to achieve the hue or the colouring, in which I want to see my landscape.... when it is definitely completed.“

—  Barend Cornelis Koekkoek painter from the Northern Netherlands 1803 - 1862

(original Dutch, citaat van B.C. Koekkoek:) Ik maak vooraf geene tekeningen van het voorwerp of de voorwerpen, die ik op het doek of paneel wil schilderen.. ..maar begin dadelijk het ontworpen plan op het doek te plaatsen – Na mijne compositie eerst behoorlijk geschetst en beredeneerd te hebben, voornamelijk de schikking van licht en donker, begin ik dezelve met olieverw breed te schilderen, zoveel trachtende de tint of het coloriet er in te brengen, in welke ik mijn landschap.. ..wil gezien hebben.. ..als het geheel afgeschilderd is.
Origine: Herinneringen aan en Mededeelingen van…' (1841), p. 98-99

Stella Vine photo

„I will look through 200 photographs of Kate Moss and there will be just one that I connect with for some reason, maybe because of the composition or something in the eye… Something touches me and I know I have to paint it, in the way a child knows it wants something.“

—  Stella Vine English artist 1969

Eyre, Hermione. "Stars in her eyes" http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4159/is_20070715/ai_n19372031, The Independent on Sunday (2007-07-15), retrieved from findarticles.com
On Kate Moss.

Willem de Kooning photo
Frank Stella photo
Cy Twombly photo
Jodi Picoult photo
Theo van Doesburg photo

„After having passed through the various phases of plastic creation [the phases of arrangement, composition, and construction] I have arrived at the creation of 'universal forms' through constructing upon an arithmetical basis with the pure elements of painting.“

—  Theo van Doesburg Dutch architect, painter, draughtsman and writer 1883 - 1931

Quote in Van Doesburg's article 'From intuition towards certitude', 1930; as quoted in 'Réalités nouvelles', 1947, no. 1, p. 3
1926 – 1931

Willem de Kooning photo
Edvard Munch photo

„By painting colours and lines and forms seen in a quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does.“

—  Edvard Munch Norwegian painter and printmaker 1863 - 1944

1896 - 1930
Origine: Diary Saint Cloud, 1898; Munch, as quoted in Edvard Much – behind the scream, Sue Prideaux; Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2007, p. 105

Argomenti correlati