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Douglas Portway Quotes

Quotes by Douglas Portway - (9 quotes)

Douglas Portway - From the Art category:

Any art which can be subjected to an analytical process is, by this very fact, removed from the possibility of being art. (Douglas Portway)

Douglas Portway - From the Idealism category:

Ideally there is a type of continuum which flows from life through the artist's sensibility and his materials... the concreteness of the object and its own life (reality), through the spectator, with his expectations, interpretations, back into life. (Douglas Portway)

Douglas Portway - From the Instinct category:

There must be something in oneself which is essential. Therefore I refrain from referring to a landscape or certain objects when speaking of a picture. The hand is cleverer than the mind. (Douglas Portway)

Douglas Portway - From the Light category:

I want my paintings to have a light of their own, they must glow from inside... (Douglas Portway)

Douglas Portway - From the Quality category:

Art is precisely that condition which pertains when, after all analysis and reduction to parts has taken place, there remains a 'quality' which is more than the sum of those parts, which could not exist in any other form, and which cannot be caught, or held, or contained. (Douglas Portway)

Douglas Portway - From the Revelation category:

I believe that one of the most important properties of a work of art is an attempt to reconcile opposites, and in their fusion to achieve a 'wholeness' or 'oneness,' the experiencing of which should be revelatory - both for the artist and the spectator - something akin to the experience of enlightenment in terms of religion. (Douglas Portway)

Douglas Portway - From the Space category:

My paintings should become objects into which one could float, as in water, so that one's mind is hung... suspended, and the emanation of the painting would penetrate into people's consciousness. (Douglas Portway)

Douglas Portway - From the Spectator category:

When a spectator approaches a painting with his own particular set of filters or theories, be they historical, political, intellectual or whatever – he either finds what he is looking for or dismisses the work as irrelevant. He has deprived himself of the possibility of any fresh experience or revelation by looking only for confirmation of that which he already 'knows.' (Douglas Portway)

Douglas Portway - From the Understanding category:

Art is a means of expression that must be understood by everybody, everywhere. It grows out of the earth, the texture of our lives and our experiences. (Douglas Portway)