Jackson Pollock Quotes.
Energy and motion made visible вЂ“ memories arrested in spaceTechnic is the result of a need new needs demand new technics total control denial of the accident States of order organic intensity energy and motion made visible memories arrested in space, human needs and motives acceptance.
A real friend is someone you say a sentence to and they know ten thousand words behind that sentence.
I have no fear of making changes, destroying the image, etc., because the painting has a life of its own.
The modern artist is working with space and time, and expressing his feelings rather than illustrating.
When I am in my painting, I’m not aware of what I’m doing.
If people would just look at the paintings, I don’t think they would have any trouble enjoying them. It’s like looking at a bed of flowers, you don’t tear your hair out over what it means.
There is no accident, just as there is no beginning and no end.
A canvas is an arena in which to act.
I hardly ever stretch the canvas before painting.
When I say artist I mean the man who is building things – creating molding the earth – whether it be the plains of the west – or the iron ore of Penn. It’s all a big game of construction – some with a brush – some with a shovel – some choose a pen.
Painting is no problem. The problem is what to do when you’re not painting.
The modern artist… is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.
Art is coming face to face with yourself.
It is only when I lose contact with the painting that the result is a mess. Otherwise there is pure harmony, an easy give and take, and the painting comes out well.
Bums are the well-to-do of this day. They didn’t have as far to fall.
You can’t learn techniques and then try to become a painter. Techniques are a result.
I continue to get further away from the usual painter’s tools such as easel, palette, brushes, etc.
The modern artist is living in a mechanical age and we have a mechanical means of representing objects in nature such as the camera and photograph. The modern artist, it seems to me, is working and expressing an inner world – in other words – expressing the energy, the motion, and other inner forces.
He drove his kind of realism at me so hard I bounced right into nonobjective painting.
Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is.
It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.
It seems to me that the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture. Each age find its own technique.
New needs need new techniques. And the modern artists have found new ways and new means of making their statements… the modern painter cannot express this age, the airplane, the atom bomb, the radio, in the old forms of the Renaissance or of any other past culture.
Every good painter paints what he is.
The secret of success isвЂ¦ to be fully awake to everything about you.
I’ve been thinking of death a lot, and I am amazed by its inevitability, frightened, as we all are, of the totally unknown, and yet feel a long sleep is somehow earned by those of us who live on the edge.
It doesn’t matter how the paint is put on, as long as something is said.
I don’t work from drawings. I don’t make sketches and drawings and color sketches into a final painting.
I want to express my feelings rather than illustrate them.
Love is friendship set to music.