Your face encompasses the beauty of the whole earth. Your lips, as red as ripening fruit, gently part as if in pain. It is the smile of a corpse. Now the hand of death touches life. The chain is forged that links the thousand families that are dead to the thousand generations to come.
Without fear and illness, I could never have accomplished all I have.
From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye.. it also includes the inner pictures of the soul
We're still hopeful, but we are no longer that confident. The chances of finding the paintings diminish with time and already a lot of time has passed
The paintings are moods, impressions of the life of the soul, and together they represent one aspect of the battle, between man and woman, that is called love.
I find it difficult to imagine an afterlife, such as Christians, or at any rate many religious people, conceive it, believing that the conversations with relatives and friends interrupted here on earth will be continued in the hereafter.
No longer shall I paint interiors with men reading and women knitting. I will paint living people who breathe and feel and suffer and love.
Youth must go ahead and prosper. These young painters are all very talented people, but they all paint frescoes.
By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.
Disease, insanity, and death were the angels that attended my cradle, and since then have followed me throughout my life.
I learned early about the misery and dangers of life, and about the afterlife, about the external punishment which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
Sickness, insanity and death were the angels that surrounded my cradle and they have followed me throughout my life.
The colors live a remarkable life of their own after they have been applied to the canvas.