Lee Krasner Quotes

Lee Krasner Quotes.

My own image of my work is that I no sooner settle into something than a break occurs. These breaks are always painful and depressing but despite them I see that there’s a consistency that holds out, but is hard to define.
Lee Krasner
As I say, I as an abstract artist was active politically.
Lee Krasner
I knew de Kooning and I went to his studio so I knew about de Kooning’s work. But only a little handful knew about it, you know. Maybe there were ten people that knew about it.
Lee Krasner
All my work keeps going like a pendulum; it seems to swing back to something I was involved with earlier, or it moves between horizontality and verticality, circularlity, or a composite of them. For me, I suppose, that change is the only constant.
Lee Krasner
My studio was on 9th Street between University and Broadway.
Lee Krasner
The Jumble Shop would be one place where we’d sometimes accumulate down in the Village. I think it might be just a place that’s unknown that was right around the corner from wherever it was that we met.
Lee Krasner
I think my painting is so autobiographical if anyone can take the trouble to read it.
Lee Krasner
Well, let’s say we acknowledged the School of French Painting – the Paris School of painting as the leading force and vitality of the time. I think that was understood and felt and experienced.
Lee Krasner
In the late 30s the name Pollock was totally unknown and unheard of.
Lee Krasner
One could go on for ever as to whether the paint should be thick or thin, whether to paint the woman or the square, hard-edge or soft, but after a while such questions become a bore. They are merely problems in aesthetics, having only to do with the outer man.
Lee Krasner
I went into my own black-out period which lasted two or three years where the canvases would simply build up until they’d get like stone and it was always just a gray mess. The image wouldn’t emerge, but I worked pretty regularly. I was fighting to find I knew not what, but I could no longer stay with what I had.
Lee Krasner
Painting, for me, when it reallyhappens,’ is as miraculous as any natural phenomenon – as say, a lettuce leaf. By ‘happens,’ I mean the painting in which the inner aspect of man and his outer aspects interlock.
Lee Krasner
I like a canvas to breathe and be alive. Be alive is the point. And, as the limitations are something called pigment and canvas, let’s see if I can do it.
Lee Krasner
The key is what is within the artist. The artist can only paint what she or he is about.
Lee Krasner
At that point it certainly would be called abstract. That is to say, you had a model and there’d be one or two or three people there drawing the model but otherwise you had abstractions all around the room, even though the model was in front of you.
Lee Krasner
I never violate an inner rhythm. I loathe to force anything. I don’t know if the inner rhythm is Eastern or Western. I know it is essential for me. I listen to it and I stay with it. I have always been this way. I have regards for the inner voice.
Lee Krasner
I need to be alone for certain periods of time or I violate my own rhythm.
Lee Krasner
We get used to a certain kind of colour of form or format, and it’s acceptable. And to puncture that is sticking your neck out a bit. And then pretty soon, that’s very acceptable.
Lee Krasner
I think, if one is a painter, all you experience does come out when you’re painting.
Lee Krasner
I have never been able to understand the artist whose image never changes.
Lee Krasner