Friday, July 17, 2009

quote unquote / Gottlieb & Rothko on Art

“To us art is an adventure into an unknown world ... violently opposed to common sense .... We favor the simple expression of the complex thought.  We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal.  We wish to reassert the picture plane.  We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth.”

NY Times, 1943

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