"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality. There is no danger then, anyway, because the
idea of the object will have left an indelible mark. It is what started the artist off, excited his ideas, and stirred up his emotions. Ideas and emotions will in the end be prisoners in his work" - Picasso on Art, ed. Dore Ashton (1972), 64.
"Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see." -ed. Sylvan Barnet, A short guide to writing about art"(2005).