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John Graham, Two Sisters, ArtEx

Two Sisters by John Graham

"Starting a painting is starting an argument in terms of canvas and paint." Don't feel bad if you've ...

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James Lord by Alberto Giacometti

James Lord by Alberto Giacometti

“You look like a real thug. If I could paint you as I see you and a policeman saw the picture, he’d arrest ...

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Clyfford Still, 1944-N No.2, ArtEx featured

1944-N No. 2 by Clyfford Still

"You can turn the lights out. The paintings will carry their own fire." A painter whose style remains ...

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Jackson Pollock, Number 31 Enamel on unprimed canvas

One: Number 31 by Jackson Pollock

"I prefer to tack the un-stretched canvas to the floor. I need the resistance of a hard surface. On the ...

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Barnett Newman, Vir Heroicus Sublimis. Photograph © Kristina Nazarevskaia

Vir Heroicus Sublimis by Barnett Newman

It's no different, really, from meeting another person. One has a reaction to the person physically. ...

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The Attended by Brice Marden

"It’s hard to look at paintings. You have to be able to bring all sorts of things together in your mind, ...

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Canyon by Helen Frankenthaler

“The landscapes were in my arms as I did it,” Ms. Frankenthaler told an interviewer. “I didn’t realize ...

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Franz Kline - Mahoning, 1956

Mahoning by Franz Kline

“I paint the white as well as the black, and the white is just as important.” - Franz Kline There ...

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Orange, Red, Yellow by Mark Rothko

"I think of my pictures as dramas, the shapes in the pictures are the performers." - Mark Rothko Аll ...

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Interior with a Book, 1959. Richard Diebenkorn

Interior with a Book by Richard Diebenkorn

"I can never accomplish what I want - only what I would have wanted had I thought of it beforehand." ...

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Sam Francis, Blue Symphony.

Blue Symphony by Sam Francis

“Color is light on fire. Each color is the result of burning, for each substance burns with a particular ...

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Robert Motherwell - Lyric Suite, 1965

Lyric Suite by Robert Motherwell

Every since his arrival from California via Harvard to New York City in 1940 Robert Motherwell became ...

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Arshile Gorky, Impatience. Oil on Canvas. Museum of Modern Art, NY

Impatience by Arshile Gorky

The intention of abstraction is to connect with the viewer on a deeply emotional level, so it's always ...

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Jackson Pollock - Autumn Rhythm, 1950

Autumn Rhythm by Jackson Pollock

"Painting is a state of being. … Painting is self-discovery. Every good artist paints what he is" "Is ...

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Richard Serra - Band

Band by Richard Serra

Richard Serra is one of those contemporary artists who are either loved without question or wholly misunderstood ...

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Gerhard Richter "Bach" 1992

Bach by Gerhard Richter

Much of an abstract painter's work is done days, months or even years before he or she ever picks us ...

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