Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Quotes (1 quote)
“The essence of art can never change. I'm convinced you can't talk about art. At best, you will have a translation, a poetic paraphrase, & as for that I'll leave that to the poets.”
New Program - Kunst & Kunstler Berlin 1914
From the lecture "The Gradual Making of The Making of Americans", 1934-1935. Published by Random House, 1935: "... because after all I know I really do know that it can be done and if it can be done why do it."
“Human beings are so made that the ones who do the crushing feel nothing; it is the person crushed who feels what is happening. Unless one has placed oneself on the side of the oppressed, to feel with them, one cannot understand.”
To her pupils at Roanne in 1934. As reported in "Utopian pessimist: the life and thought of Simone Weil" (Poseidon Press, 1990) by David McLellan, p. 93
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Picture Source: WikipediaKarl Schmidt-Rottluff
Bio: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff was a German expressionist painter and printmaker, and a member of Die Brücke.