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I believe there is little to gain by exchanging opinions with other artists concerning either the ideology of art or technical methods. Very much alone in my work, I am almost jealous of it. Geography has no bearing on it, nor have the interests of the community in which I work.
The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.
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The zoo animal in a cage exhibits all these abnormalities that we know so well from our human companions. Clearly, then, the city is not a concrete jungle, it is a human zoo.
January 5, 1900
January 15, 1955
Raymond Georges Yves Tanguy, known as Yves Tanguy, was a French surrealist painter.
Mama, Papa Is Wounded! (1927)
Extinction of Useless Lights (1927)
Reply to Red (1943)
Slowly Toward the North (1942)
Multiplication of the Arcs (1954)
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