Art is a journey into the most unknown thing of all - oneself. Nobody knows his own frontiers… I don’t think I’d ever want to take a road if I knew where it led.

Louis Kahan

Barnett Newman by Irving Penn in the Irving Penn Portraits exhibition. [Source: National Portrait Gallery]

The artist once said “It is interesting to me to notice how difficult it is for people to take the intense heat and blaze of my color. If my paintings were empty they could take them with ease.”(link)



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