Most painting in the European tradition was painting the mask. Modern art rejected all that. Our subject matter was the person behind the mask.
"Robert Motherwell" was an American Painting/painter, printmaker, and editor. He was one of the youngest of the New York School (art)/New York School (a phrase he coined), which also included Philip Guston, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko.More Robert Motherwell on Wikipedia.
If you can't find your inspiration by walking around the block one time, go around two blocks-but never three.
Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.
Wherever art appears, life disappears.
The public's appetite for famous people is a mouth as big as a mountain.
Every man becomes, to a certain degree, what the people he generally converses with are.
It may be that the deep necessity of art is the examination of self-deception.
It's not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous. It's more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.