In every work of art the subject is primordial, whether the artist knows it or not. The measure of the formal qualities is only a sign of the measure of the artist’s obsession with his subject; the form is always in proportion to the obsession.
The object of art is not to reproduce reality, but to create a reality of the same intensity.
Basically, I no longer work for anything but the sensation I have while working.
That’s the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it.
Wondering Whom to Read Next?
- Auguste Rodin French Sculptor
- Hermann Hesse Swiss Novelist, Poet
- Johann Kaspar Lavater Swiss Theologian, Poet
- Karl Barth Swiss Protestant Theologian
- Jean Antoine Petit-Senn Swiss Poet
- Henri Frederic Amiel Swiss Philosopher, Writer
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau French Philosopher
- Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Swiss Educator
- Carl Gustav Jung Swiss Psychologist
- Jean-luc Godard French-born Swiss Film Director