Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Beckmann brushing aside "abstract art" with a flick of his hand:

“When spiritual, metaphysical, material, or immaterial events come into my life, I can only fix them by way of painting. It is not the subject which matters but the translation of the subject into the abstraction of the surface by means of painting. Therefore I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.” --Max Beckmann from On My Painting

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