Adolph Gottlieb Quotes
Adolph Gottlieb (March 14, 1903 – March 4, 1974) was an American abstract expressionist painter, sculptor and printmaker
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I use color in terms of emotional quality, as a vehicle for feeling... feeling is everything I have experienced or thought.
I want to express the utmost intensity of the color, bring out the quality, make it expressive.
Certain people always say we should go back to nature.I notice they never say we should go forward to nature. It seemstometheyare more concerned that we should go back, than about nature.
In times of violence, personal predilections for niceties of colour and form seem irrelevant. All primitive expression (like the myths) reveals the constant awareness of powerful forces, the immediate presence of terror and fear.
When I work, I'm thinking in terms of purely visual effects and relations, and any verbal equivalent is something that comes afterwards. But it's inconceivable to me that I could experience things and not have them enter into my painting.
I never use nature as a starting point. I never abstract from nature; I never consciously think of nature when I paint.