Hans Hofmann Quote

The creative process lies not in imitating, but in paralleling nature — translating the impulse received from nature into the medium of expression, thus vitalizing this medium. The picture should be alive, the statue should be alive, and every work of art should be alive.


'Painting and Culture' p. 55 - Search for the Real and Other Essays (1948)

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The creative process lies not in imitating, but in paralleling nature — translating the impulse received from nature into the medium of expression, ...

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The creative process lies not in imitating, but in paralleling nature — translating the impulse received from nature into the medium of expression, ...

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The creative process lies not in imitating, but in paralleling nature — translating the impulse received from nature into the medium of expression, ...

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The creative process lies not in imitating, but in paralleling nature — translating the impulse received from nature into the medium of expression, ...