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Fernand Leger

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A work of art must be significant in its own time like any other intellectual manifestation.. ..because it's visual.. ..it is a reflection of external conditions not pyschological ones. Every painting must allow for this momentary and eternal value which will make it last beyond the period of its creation.

 
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Well, I was interested in a subjective image... stemming perhaps from the subconscious. Because the external world as far as I was concerned had been totally explored in painting and there was a whole ripe new area in the inner world that we all have. Now in order to externalise this you have to use visual means and so the visual means may have some relation tot the external world. However what I was trying to focus on was what I experienced within my mind, within my feelings, rather than on the external world which I can see.

 
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