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Arshile Gorky Quotes

Quotes by Arshile Gorky - (9 quotes)

Arshile Gorky - From the Abstraction category:

Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot physically see with his eyes... Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an explosion into unknown areas. (Arshile Gorky)

Arshile Gorky - From the Drawing category:

Drawing is the basis of art. A bad painter cannot draw. But one who draws well can always paint. (Arshile Gorky)

Arshile Gorky - From the Finishing category:

When something is finished, that means it's dead, doesn't it? I believe in everlastingness. I never finish a painting - I just stop working on it for a while. (Arshile Gorky)

Arshile Gorky - From the Humour category:

Art must always remain earnest... Art must be serious, no sarcasm, comedy. One does not laugh at a loved one. (Arshile Gorky)

Arshile Gorky - From the Imitation category:

If Picasso drips, I drip... For a long while I was with Cezanne, and now I am with Picasso. (Arshile Gorky)

Arshile Gorky - From the Language category:

I seek a form of language which will express my ideas for our time. (Arshile Gorky)

Arshile Gorky - From the Memory category:

My recollections of Armenia open new visions for me. My art is therefore a growth art where forms, pines, shapes, memories of Armenia germinate, breathe, expand and contract, multiply and thereby create new paths for exploration. (Arshile Gorky)

Arshile Gorky - From the Painting category:

I like painting because it's something I never come to the end of. Sometimes I paint a picture, then I paint it all out. Sometimes I'm working on fifteen or twenty pictures at the same time. I do that because I want to - because I like to change my mind so often. The thing to do is always to keep starting to paint, never finishing painting. (Arshile Gorky)

Arshile Gorky - From the Satisfaction category:

If a painting of mine suits me, it is right. If it does not please me, I care not if all the great masters should approve it or the dealers buy it. They would be wrong. (Arshile Gorky)