„There are two problems in painting. One is to find out what painting is and the other is to find out how to make a painting. The first is learning something and the second is making something.“

Fonte: Quotes, 1960 - 1970, The Pratt lecture (1960), p. 113

Última atualização 4 de Junho de 2020. História

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