William Baziotes on painting

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‘Reference to existing objects is not particularly helpful to contemporary paintings.’ ~ William Baziotes

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William Baziotes on painting

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“Today it’s possible to paint one canvas with the calmness of an ancient Greek and the next with the anxiety of a Van Gogh. Either of these emotions, and any in between, is valid to me… …I work on many canvasses at once. In the morning I line them up against the wall of my studio. Some speak, some do not. They are my mirrors. They tell me what I am like at that moment.” ~ William Baziotes