Hans Hofmann

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There are two ways of being happy: We must either diminish our wants or augment our means—either may do—the result is the same and it is for each man to decide for himself and to do that which happens to be easier.
Benjamin Franklin
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Hans Hofmann (21 March 188017 February 1966) was an a abstract expressionist painter.


  • Nature's purpose in relation to the visual arts is to provide stimulus- not imitation. ... From its ceaseless urge to create springs all Life - all movement and rhythm - time and light, color and mood - in short, all reality in Form and Thought.
  • The creative process lies not in imitating nature but in parallelling it.


  • The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.


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