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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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Brice Marden, The Attended

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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Helen Frankenthaler, Canyon, 1965

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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