Quotes by Barnett Newman

Barnett Newman

American artist

Alive from: 1905-1970

Category: Artists

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    Any art worthy of its name should address 'life', 'man', 'nature', 'death' and 'tragedy'.
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    I hope that my painting has the impact of giving someone, as it did me, the feeling of his own totality, of his own separateness, of his own individuality.
    Source: Selected Writings and Interviews
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    It is a widely accepted notion among painters that it does not matter what one paints as long as it is well painted.
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    It is our function as artists to make the spectator see the world our way not his way.
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    Painting, like passion, is a living voice, which, when I hear it, I must let it speak, unfettered.
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    This world of imagination is fancy-free and violently opposed to common sense.
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    To us art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take the risks.
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    We assert that the subject is crucial and only that subject matter is valid which is tragic and timeless. That is why we profess spiritual kinship with primitive and archaic art.
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    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.
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