The trend in some of the contemporary movements in art but by no means all seems to deny this ideal and to me appears to lead to a purely decorative conception of painting.

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The only real influence I've ever had was myself.

The only real influence I've ever had was myself.

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist and this inner life will result

Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world.

Well I have a very simple method of painting.

Well, I have a very simple method of painting.

Well I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train and I can't exactly describe

Well I've always been interested in approaching a big city in a train and I can't exactly describe the sensations but they're entirely human and perhaps have nothing to do with aesthetics.

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    One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.

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