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Artist Thoughts

Francis Bacon, ‘Study for ‘Portrait of Van Gogh IV’’ 1957
Francis Bacon
Study for ‘Portrait of Van Gogh IV’ 1957
© Estate of Francis Bacon

Art is to console those who are broken by life

Vincent van Gogh

I fight pain, anxiety, and fear every day, and the only method I have found that relieves my illness is to keep creating art. I followed the thread of art and somehow discovered a path that would allow me to live

Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama, ‘The Passing Winter’ 2005
Yayoi Kusama
The Passing Winter 2005
© Yayoi Kusama
Agnes Martin, ‘I Love the Whole World’ 1999
Agnes Martin
I Love the Whole World 1999
ARTIST ROOMS Tate and National Galleries of Scotland. Lent by Anthony d'Offay 2010
© estate of Agnes Martin

I think that personal feelings, sentimentality and those sorts of emotions, are not art but that universal emotions like happiness are art

Agnes Martin

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