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Milton Resnick Quotes

It was told in the Bible. A man fell. He bit into knowledge and fell ... How do you fall without falling completely? What do you bring as knowledge to a blank canvas? How do you begin?
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You have to become complete in some way; a universe - a complete thing in yourself - in order to reach across and breathe some unity onto this thing you're faced with. If you intentionally avoid that unity that is within yourself then you will avoid unity in your work.

— Milton Resnick

About three years went by and I had become exhausted - really at the end of my rope almost - and I thought I couldn't last much longer ... and at the very end, when I thought of giving it all up, suddenly I thought it was good. I knew that I now understood something about it and I painted it as easily as you can imagine.

— Milton Resnick

You always have the memory of the bottom, and fear of the bottom. And when you start going to the bottom you panic.

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There is some other form that you contain within yourself that is not will or purpose and, when applied to art, serves you best. If you systematically apply to the art that you create the aggression of the world that turned you towards art in the first place; if you, in turn, become the aggressor towards your canvas, the thing that you're doing; if you, in turn, work your will upon this thing that you want - you will then cause a dissatisfaction in this life that you create.

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Your culture demands that you bring some kind of crisis to your work and therefore you can not bring any unity to it. In order to bring crisis into your work you have to bring it to a state of expectancy. In other words you have to leave your work in the state of mind of being a question.

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As long as you can change paint, you don't change. For you to change - for paint to do something to you - paint must stay constant.

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As soon as you set yourself up in the position of transferring paint from one place to another, your whole culture invades you. It tells you all about the history of art ...

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If there's no unity in your work, then you've deliberately made yourself into that kind of person. You don't want that unity in your work. You've made some kind of satisfactory arrangement with your culture.

— Milton Resnick

I am not a follower of Monet. I am not an admirer or follower of De Kooning. I am not an action painter. I am not an abstract expressionist. I am not younger or older. I will not take my hat off to any other artist living or dead in all the world. I know this.

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There's something peculiar about artists. They have ups and downs ... After a while everything you do is just wonderful ... then you slide back. If you're a good artist you're going to go down. And then it's up to you.

— Milton Resnick

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