"the function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is, even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means." - susan sontag, against interpretation.
“at first ... I didn’t know it was art. I thought it was leftover lumber.” - an unnamed viewer discussing a wood sculpture by Anne Kahane.
"I had no idea what the paintings were supposed to depict; nevertheless I worked swiftly and surely, without changing a single brush stroke" - Hilma af Klint.
"we never look at just one thing; we are always looking at the relation between things and ourselves" - john berger
"we have lost in this period of high emotions, the moving feeling of everyday life" - guy weelan
Instructions for living a life:
Tell about it."
- Mary Oliver (Sometimes)