18 November 2007


"It is, perhaps, an original concept, to treat one's art as something which not only replaces the inertia of despair, which may be common enough, but to press art into a fiction which sustains an undying love."
~ R.B. Kitaj (1932-2007)

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"The Oak Tree," by R.B. Kitaj (1991; oil on canvas, 60-1/8" x 60")
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15 November 2007


"I paint what God is to me." ~ Paul Jenkins (1923- )

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Side of St. George, 1968 (oil on canvas, 37" x 60")
by Paul Jenkins. Click on image for larger version in new window.
(From Butler Institute of Art, Youngstown, OH)

08 November 2007

The Heart of Such a Nobody

"What am I in the eyes of most people? A good-for-nothing, an eccentric and disagreeable man, somebody who has no position in society and never will have. Very well, even if that were true, I should want to show by my work what there is in the heart of such an eccentric man, of such a nobody."
~ Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890)

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Vincent Van Gogh, Blossoming Almond Branch in a Glass
(1888); from Wikimedia Commons. (Click on image to
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