Beckmann, Max

My heart beats more for a raw, average vulgar art, which doesn't live between sleepy fairy-tale moods and poetry but rather concedes a direct entrance to the fearful, commonplace, splendid and the average grotesque banality in life.

Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement.. for transfiguration, not for the sake of play.

I hardly need to abstract things, for each object is unreal enough already, so unreal that I can only make it real by means of painting.

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