Arthur Dove

I should like to enjoy life by choosing all its highest instances, to give back in my means of expression all that life gives to me, to give in form and color the reactions that…have reflected from my inner consciousness… It should be a delightful adventure! My wish is to work so that one could let one’s worst instincts go unanalyzed, [to work] not to revolutionize or reform, but to enjoy Life out loud.”


The Forum Exhibition of Modern American Painters, New York City, 1916