Antoni Tapies

Antoni Tapies

is a Catalan painter. He is one of the most famous European artists of his generation.
If one draws things in a manner which provides only the barest clue to their meaning, the viewer is forced to fill in the gaps by using his own imagination. He is compelled to participate in the creative act, which I consider very important.More Antoni Tapies quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An image means nothing. It is just a door, leading to the next door. It will never happen that we will find the truth we are looking for just in an image; it will happen behind the last door that the spectator discovers the truth, because of his own efforts.More Antoni Tapies quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I often told the fanatics of realism that there is no such thing as realism in art: it only exists in the mind of the observer. Art is a symbol, a thing conjuring up reality in our mental image. That is why I don't see any contradiction between abstract and figurative art either.More Antoni Tapies quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The artist may rightly venture the opinion that he does not convey ideas, does not preach, nor does he intend to convert people by using mass communication techniques... Better than handing out all kinds of wise advice, he could show life itself; he could awake forces lying dormant in everybody. He could launch an invitation to create direct and personal experiences.More Antoni Tapies quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In our world, in which religious images are losing their meaning, in which our customs are getting more and more secular, we are losing our sense of the eternal. I think it's a loss that has done a great deal of damage to modern art. Painting is a return to origins.More Antoni Tapies quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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