Departure (also the title of one of his many triptych Beckmann made),yes departure from the illusion of life toward the essential things that wait behind appearance......We must insist that Departure is not bound to a political trend, but is symbolic for all times.
Oh I wish that I could paint again. Paint is an instrument without which I cannot survive for any length of time. Whenever I even think of gray, green and white, I am overcome with quivers of lust. Then I wish that this war would end and that I might paint again.
The laws of art are eternal and don't change at all, as the moral laws don't change in human beings. (in discussion with Franz Marc who demanded in 'Der Blaue Reiter' around 1912 a new art, in relation to its own - changing - time).