I prefer to see with closed eyes.
In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is - as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art.
Ah, the creative process is the same secret in science as it is in art. They are all the same absolutely.
When we are honest - that's my saying - if we are honest then we will reveal ourselves. But we do not have to make an effort to be individualistic, different from others.
Abstraction is real, probably more real than nature.
Apprentice is the beginner - the first years you work in a craft in the European sense you are an apprentice. That takes 3 or 4 years. Then you are a journeyman. You can go from one master to another and learn other tricks and other secrets.
It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see.
Any ground subtracts its own hue from the colors which it carries and therefore influences.
If you don't do it my way, I suggest you commit suicide.
And I started with this: I have not painted at all my childhood. In fact, I never painted. But I helped my father who was a house painter and decorative painter. He made stage sets, he made glass paintings, he made everything.
I've handled colour as a man should behave. You may conclude that I consider ethics and aesthetics as one.
I was for years in the yellow period, you know.
It was my family that wanted me to be a teacher. That was safe, you see. To be a painter was terrible.
Traditionally art is to create and not to revive. To revive: leave that to the historians, who are looking backward.
In Italy the artist is a god. Now if the artist is a god, the scientist is likewise a god.
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