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Bram van Velde

Geburtstag: 19. Oktober 1895
Todesdatum: 28. Dezember 1981

Bram van Velde war ein niederländischer Maler.

Bram van Velde ist der ältere Bruder des Malers Geer van Velde .

1922 verbrachte er zwei Jahre in der deutschen Malerkolonie Worpswede.

1937 schloss er Freundschaft mit Samuel Beckett.

1964 nahm er an der documenta 3 in Kassel teil. Wikipedia

Zitate Bram van Velde

„Van Gogh.. Fascinating. The fragility of that strong spirit.“

—  Bram van Velde

1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

„Of course painting is ridiculous. But it’s the only way I've got to get closer to life.“

—  Bram van Velde

1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

„I start off on the canvas and, little by little, it imposes its own solution. But that solution is not easy to find.“

—  Bram van Velde

1970's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde (1970 - 1972)

„Everything has to end before it can begin.“

—  Bram van Velde

1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

„I can't say or explain anything. Pictures don’t come from your head but from life... I am always looking for life. All that escapes thought or will-power.“

—  Bram van Velde

short quotes, 2 April 1967; p. 63
1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

„The more you know, the less you are.“

—  Bram van Velde

1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

„Yes, I abandoned everything. Painting required it. It was all or nothing.“

—  Bram van Velde

1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

„I feel myself tied to life. To the immensity and complexity of life. Each painting is an impulse towards life.“

—  Bram van Velde

short quotes, 29 August 1972; pp. 92-93
1970's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde (1970 - 1972)

„I think there is a degree of primitivism in what I do... You have to see without illusions. Without trying to protect yourself.“

—  Bram van Velde

1970's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde (1970 - 1972)

„A painter is someone who can't use words. His only escape is to be a seer.“

—  Bram van Velde

1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

„Life is wrecked by living.“

—  Bram van Velde

short quotes, 14 September 1967; p. 63
1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

„I'm trying to see, when everything in this world conspires to prevent us from seeing.“

—  Bram van Velde

1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

„Most people's lives are governed by willpower. An artist is someone who has no will.“

—  Bram van Velde

1960's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde' (1965 - 1969)

„Paris with its multitude of art directions calls continuously to the deepest penetration and recognition of your inner essence. Only in this way it is possible to create work that refers the time span.“

—  Bram van Velde

in his letter to H. E. Kramer, 25-10-1926, as quoted in: Bram van Velde, A Tribute, Municipal Museum De Lakenhal Leiden, Municipal Museum Schiedam, Museum de Wieger, Deurne 1994, p. 44 (English translation: Charlotte Burgmans)
1920's

„The world of architecture – and of works conceived for architecture – tends towards beauty. True beauty tends towards ugliness and panic.“

—  Bram van Velde

short quotes, May 1972; p. 87
1970's, Conversations with Samuel Beckett and Bram van Velde (1970 - 1972)

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