Quotations From WILLEM DE KOONING

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  • 1.
    An artist is forced by others to paint out of his own free will.
    Willem De Kooning (b. 1904), Dutch-born U.S. artist. Paper, delivered to friends, February 18, 1949. "A Desperate View," published in Thomas B. Hess, William de Kooning (1968).
  • 2.
    Whatever an artist's personal feelings are, as soon as an artist fills a certain area on the canvas or circumscribes it, he becomes historical. He acts from or upon other artists.
    Willem De Kooning (b. 1904), Dutch-born U.S. artist. Paper, delivered to friends, February 18, 1949. "A Desperate View," published in Thomas B. Hess, William de Kooning (1968).
  • 3.
    Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns.
    Willem De Kooning (b. 1904), Dutch-born U.S. artist. Lecture, 1949, New York. "A Desperate View," Collected Writings, ed. George Scrivani (1988).
  • 4.
    The attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view, I think. All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves.
    Willem De Kooning (b. 1904), Dutch-born U.S. artist. Lecture, 1950, New York City. "The Renaissance and Order," Collected Writings, ed. George Scrivani (1988).

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