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#1. The act of expressing oneself is a physical one. It materializes the thought. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#2. The artistic formulae wear thin quickly and yet daily the artist - when developing his own foundation - must enter his own time and the problems of other contemporary artists. Paths cross and the soil of time is starting to be turned. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#3. We are not disillusioned because we have no illusions ... What we have and what is our strength, is our joy in life ... in all its amoral aspects. That is also the basis of our contemporary art. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#4. To break and be able to grow together again in a better way: that is the difficult art. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#5. The goal changes from the general to the individual from need to wish, from ethics to aesthetics. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#6. True realism lies in the search for the expression of forms faithful to their content. But there is no content detached from human interest. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#7. During every really creative act, the artist finds himself homeless. To overcome this state he has to call up his last reserves of strength. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#8. We have defined art as the life form and aesthetic art as the life renewal: the stimulating, animating, agitating, inspiring, inspirational, fermenting, fascinating fanaticising, explosive and outrageous: the renewal of the unknown. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#9. We like to learn all we need from earlier generations, but we have to find out for ourselves what we need; nobody else can do that for us. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#10. The reverse process is extremely important to me - that artistic images can inspire to words and different myths, and that in certain cultures this process has been the normal relation between images and words. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#11. If a symbolic language dies, it tortures us like a nightmare, like a thousand piece orchestra grating on our nerves and tearing our mind to pieces ... It is a corpse with no symbolic power or strength. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#12. We are not talking about a new cognition in relation to abstract art, rather a new area of cognition ... - Author: Asger Jorn
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#13. The significance of something lies in its presence here and now. I don't care what it has been or what it will become. It is the experience of things that matters, the confrontation with things. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#14. Everything is in constant flux, from state to state, from good to bad and back again ... , only in transmutation, perpetual motion, lies truth. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#15. Anything really new is repulsive, because it is abnormal and unreasonable. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#16. To understand the magic way of thinking you have to know non-magic thinking. If you see that clearly, you will see how many magic thoughts are necessary elements even of natural science today. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#17. Being an artist is being an isolated individual. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#18. It is said that my art has some typically Nordic features: the curving lines, the convolutions, the magical masks and staring eyes that appear in myths and folk art. This may be. My interest in the dynamics of Jugend style probably also comes into it. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#19. Those who try to combat the production of shoddy pictures are enemies of the best art today ... It always feels tragic to see people labouring to saw off the branch they are sitting on. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#20. Beautiful, ugly, impressive, disgusting, meaningless, grim, contradictory etc ... It makes no difference, as long as it is life, vigorously pouring forth. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#21. In the beginning was the image. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#22. To make the material speak to man in the name of man, this is the aim and reality of art. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#23. If you add something to a painting, never let it be for aesthetic reasons. Only let it be for reasons of expression. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#24. The artist's interest cannot be restricted to a single field; he must seek the highest perception of everything, of the whole and its details. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#25. Form and substance are one and the same. Form is the life expression and substance the living painting. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#26. You can often give a better description of the fight between people, the essentials of it, by means of fantastic animals, the simple, primitive, naked instincts, than by depicting a specific situation. It is not the human animal we should describe, but ourselves as human animals. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#27. To get anywhere, one must choose one's mistakes. I chose experimental acts. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#28. A creative train of thought is set off by: the unexpected, the unknown, the accidental, the disorderly, the absurd, the impossible. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#29. The great work of art is the complete banality, and the fault with most banalities is that they are not banal enough. Banality here is not infinite in its depth and consequence, but rests on a foundation of spirituality and aesthetics. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#30. We cannot inherit a fixed, unmoving view of life and of art from the past generation. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#31. This is what aesthetics, development and progress depend upon: that we go out on thin ice. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#32. We are sparks that must glow as brightly as possible. - Author: Asger Jorn
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#33. I act with full responsibility and after extensive reflection. - Author: Asger Jorn
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