Elmer Bischoff (American, Bay Area Figurative Movement, 1916–1991) - Interior with Two Figures, 1965. Oil on canvas, 64 x 67 inches,
Be clearly aware of the stars and infinity on high. Then life seems almost enchanted after all.
Art is the activity that exalts and denies simultaneously. ‘No artist tolerates reality,’ says Nietzsche. That is true, but no artist can get along without reality. Artistic creation is a demand for unity and a rejection of the world. But it rejects the world on account of what it lacks and in the name of what it sometimes is.