Oskar Kokoschka

Oskar Kokoschka

Austrian painter and playwright, representative of expressionism
I try to keep my sitters moving and talking, to make them forget they are being painted. This has nothing to do with extracting intimate secrets or confessions, but rather with establishing, in motion, an essential image of the kind that remains in memory or recurs in dreams.More Oskar Kokoschka quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
True dreams and visions should be as visible to the artist as the phenomena of the objective world.More Oskar Kokoschka quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I cannot say why I wanted to paint.The only answer is in the pictures themselves.More Oskar Kokoschka quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
All that's left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I've made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won't leave me groping around in uncertainty any more.More Oskar Kokoschka quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The awareness of imagery is part of living... a life which derives its power from within itself will focus on the perception... of images.More Oskar Kokoschka quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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