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Robert Rauschenberg

Top 10 Robert Rauschenberg Quotes,  American
Total Quotes : 39
Mess Subconscious Around

I don't mess around with my subconscious.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Think I Think Encourages

Anything you do will be an abuse of somebody else's aesthetics. I think you're born an artist or not. I couldn't have learned it. And I hope I never do because knowing more only encourages your limitations.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Bar Lot Cedar

But I found a lot of artists at the Cedar Bar were difficult for me to talk to.

- Robert Rauschenberg

New Applying Though

And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Art Canvas Empty

An empty canvas is full.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Reading Think Newspaper

A newspaper that you're not reading can be used for anything; and the same people didn't think it was immoral to wrap their garbage in newspaper.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Correct Very By The Time

Screwing things up is a virtue. Being correct is never the point. I have an almost fanatically correct assistant, and by the time she re-spells my words and corrects my punctuation, I can't read what I wrote. Being right can stop all the momentum of a very interesting idea.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Think New Still

And I think that even today, New York still has more of this unexpected quality around every corner than any place else. It's something quite extraordinary.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Painting Think I Think

And I think a painting has such a limited life anyway.

- Robert Rauschenberg

New Here Unbelievable

But I was in awe of the painters; I mean I was new in New York, and I thought the painting that was going on here was just unbelievable.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Color Same Use

I wouldn't use the same color in a picture in more than one place.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Reason Always Means

I always have a good reason for taking something out but I never have one for putting something in. And I don't want to, because that means that the picture is being painted predigested.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Think Been Given

I don't think any one person, whether artist or not, has been given permission by anyone to put the responsibility of the way things are on anyone else.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Feel Bottles Surrounded

I really feel sorry for people who think things like soap dishes or mirrors or Coke bottles are ugly, because they're surrounded by things like that all day long, and it must make them miserable.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Art Witness His

The artist's job is to be a witness to his time in history.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Always Been Major Part

Photography has always been a major part of my vision: my excuse for meddling with what the world looks like.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Painting Wanted Also

Pollock also... wanted one to be wrapped in the painting.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Sorry Yourself Feel

You have to have the time to feel sorry for yourself in order to be a good abstract expressionist.

- Robert Rauschenberg

White Very Aspects

And all of this, all these physical aspects of painting at that time excited me very much. You could do a picture in just black and white. I mean all the things, whether you're soliciting permission or not, do give you permission.

- Robert Rauschenberg

Canvas Big Extremely

If you're going to paint extremely, you need a big piece of canvas.

- Robert Rauschenberg