truthfully say that abstract art is stripped bare of other things in
order to intensify it,
rhythms, spatial intervals, and color structure. Abstraction is a
process of emphasis . . .
Nothing as drastic an
innovation as abstract art could have come into existence,
save as the
consequence of a most profound, relentless, unquenchable need.
felt experience -- intense, immediate, direct, subtle, unified, warm,
- Robert Motherwell -