There is nothing ugly; I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may, – light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.
“Generally, I am opposed to painting which is concerned with conceptions of simplicity. Everything looks very busy to me.” --Jasper Johns, 1959
“Colour is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with the strings. The artist is the hand which plays, touching one key or another, to cause vibrations in the soul.”
--Wassily Kandinsky, 1866-1944
"As practice makes perfect, I cannot but make progress: each drawing one makes, each study one paints, is a step forward."
-Vincent Van Gogh