Mark Rothko “Untitled”
“Art is an adventure into an unknown world, which can be explored only by those willing to take risks.”
William Baziotes “Amorphic Forms”
“This particular time has gotten to a point where the artist feels like a gambler. He does something on the canvas and takes a chance in the hope that something important will be revealed.”
Kurt Vonnegut “Tout in Cohoes”
“I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can’t see from the center.”
Graham Sutherland “Hydrant II”
“In painting, you have to destroy in order to gain… you have got to sacrifice something you are quite pleased with in order to get something better. Of course, it’s a risk…”
Louise Nevelson “Royal Tide IV”
“The outside world pressures you into a mold, but if you don’t accept that – you gamble with life. Call it gambling.”
8 thoughts on “ART QUOTES: On the Role of Risk in Art”
To be fair the “Art Establishment” takes risks too. After all do you not realize the ramifications of a catering mistake at an important showing. The monetary cost alone, but not to mention the loss of reputation.
I went to an opening once where the pinot grigio was not properly chilled. Oh, the humanity!
My god man, it’s a wonder that anyone was able to survive.
Of course I have to ask, the pinot grigio, did it speak to you?
By the water color art seems to be the rage here in Texas at the moment.
It whined a little
It’s getting a stormy reception