Words matter. These are the best Robert Indiana Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When I was a kid, my mother used to drive my father to work in Indianapolis, and I would see, practically every day of my young life, a huge Phillips 66 sign. So it is the red and green of that sign against the blue Hoosier sky. The blue in the ‘Love’ is cerulean. Therefore, my ‘Love’ is an homage to my father.
The messages that my work might contain, the verbal aspects, the use of words, certainly I never mean for it to be more than – shall we say? – fifty percent of the total, and sometimes my active interest is much less than that. It is the formal aspect of my painting which fascinates me most.
The actual technique, the process of painting flat color and simple geometric edges, all dates from my time here on Coenties Slip.
I really have to think of myself as a painter first because sculpture came much, much later. As a student at the Art Institute in Chicago, I simply never became involved in sculpture. I did prints, and I did paintings.
Many, many of my paintings have come from the first chapter of Moby Dick.
The American Dream – that’s our folly. That’s our folly. Look where we’re ending up.
I’m a little disappointed in what’s happened. I’m beginning to lose faith in Obama. This Syria thing is ridiculous. He should not be drawing red lines.
When I was painting portraits and – shall we say? – rather allegorical heads, which is the figurative work which immediately preceded the direction I have since gone, these images were always of a very fixed, rigid quality, and, of course, my work still has this aspect.
I never had the exposure to techniques and so forth that children have today with art workshops, but I always had crayons and pencils and still have work going right back to when I was five or six years old.
Some people like to paint trees. I like to paint love. I find it more meaningful than painting trees.
There are people who don’t like popularity. It’s much better to be exclusive and remote.
It would be my intention that everybody should have love, and there are a lot of people in the world.
I realize that protest paintings are not exactly in vogue, but I’ve done many.
I’ve always been fascinated by numbers. Before I was seventeen years old, I had lived in twenty-one different houses. In my mind, each of those houses had a number.
I was the least Pop of all the Pop artists.
I’m sure all the people who have been born 20 years ago don’t know anything about me at all except ‘LOVE’, and that’s a nasty word.
I think of my peace paintings as one long poem, with each painting being a single stanza.