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Arnulf Rainer Quotes

Quotes by Arnulf Rainer - (7 quotes)

Arnulf Rainer - From the Difficulty category:

Only the four corners of the background remained. It was terribly difficult to fix my eyes on all of them at the same time. My experience was that the most difficult thing of all in art is painting in all four corners at the same time. (Arnulf Rainer)

Arnulf Rainer - From the Frustration category:

Sometimes I had to force the overpainting of three corners almost without any feeling for shape, almost without inspiration, only to find my way back, to get out of this hell... (Arnulf Rainer)

Arnulf Rainer - From the Painting category:

...the 'total overpaintings' developed... through incessant reworking. The original motif peeped through the edges. Gradually it vanished completely. (Arnulf Rainer)

Arnulf Rainer - From the Peace category:

I have settled down in this border area; I am trying to find distinct standards of shape, and I long to experience, formulate, and evoke this dark, heavy, tranquillity. (Arnulf Rainer)

Arnulf Rainer - From the Possibilities category:

Only an 'almost,' a 'nearly,' is possible. (Arnulf Rainer)

Arnulf Rainer - From the Seeing category:

I could only relax when there was just one tiny white last spot left. I could see more clearly. I could grasp the shape of the picture again... The pictures are alive because of the white remnant, the almost concealment. (Arnulf Rainer)

Arnulf Rainer - From the Silence category:

The principles of my works... are the extinction of expression, permanent covering and contemplative tranquillity... My ideal is the completely dark picture, full of some overwhelming silence. (Arnulf Rainer)