Richard Diebenkorn Writings

Artist's writing

Artist's writing

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[strikethrough] I’ve understood for many years that

The defense of the use of the human image in painting has been dragging on for years now

It’s difficult to be other than defensive

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There is no question in my mind [/strikethrough]

I can’t give a reason that I trust for employing the human image in my work. I can indicate that I am strongly compelled to use it or think that the painting will be better or maybe simply possible with it or that the painting process seems more crucial with it.



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