Robert Rauschenberg Quotes


33 Robert Rauschenberg quotes:



"And all of this, all these physical aspects of painting at that time excited me very much. You could do a picture in just black and white. I mean all the things, whether you're soliciting permission or not, do give you permission."
"I don't think any one person, whether artist or not, has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility of the way things are on anyone else."
"I'm not so facile that I can accomplish or find out what I want to know or explore enough of the possibilities and a way of making a painting, say, in just one painting or two paintings."
"Very quickly a painting is turned into a facsimile of itself when one becomes so familiar with with it that one recognizes it without looking at it."
"Well, I like way downtown near the Battery. I lived down there at this time and for, I guess, the following well, this is where I moved to uptown and I've been here for four years and this is 1965."
"And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting."
"But I found a lot of artists at the Cedar Bar were difficult for me to talk to."
"I don't think that we have the strength over a period of years to see things always as though we hadn't ever looked at them before to see them new."
"I think maybe chance works better in a situation like music because music exists over a period of time, and you don't maintain constantly the you can't refer back from one area to another area."
"I'm sure we don't read old paintings the way they were intended."
"I did a twenty foot print and John Cage is involved in that because he was the only person I knew in New York who had a car and who would be willing to do this."
"I wouldn't use the same color in a picture in more than one place."
"The only thing that I could get with chance, and I never was able to use it, was that I would end up with something quite geometric or the spirit that I was interested in, indulging in, was gone."
"My responsibility,"
"You begin with the possibilities of the material."
"An empty canvas is full."
"But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York, and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable."
"Every time I've moved, my work has changed radically."
"I always have a good reason for taking something out but I never have one for putting something in. And I don't want to, because that means that the picture is being painted predigested."
"I think a painting is more like the real world if it's made out the real world."



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