I could see no reason why used tram tickets, bits of driftwood, buttons and old junk from attics and rubbish heaps should not serve well as materials for paintings; they suited the purpose just as well as factory-made paints It is possible to cry out using bits of old rubbish, and that's what I did, gluing and nailing them together.

— Kurt Schwitters

The most simplistic Kurt Schwitters quotes that will transform you to a better person

Art is a spiritual function of man, which aims at freeing him from life's chaos.

Art is free in the use of its means in any way it likes, but is bound to its laws and to its laws alone. The minute it becomes art, it becomes much more sublime than a class distinction between proletariat and bourgeoisie.


Inspiration,' the false artist says,'it just comes to me.

' And it shows.His pictures are as like as the four walls of his room -- morning, evening, midnight, noon. For myself, I have to search for it. The whole world is your palate, but only if you reach, take hold of what you need and pocket it.


When I adjust materials of different kinds to one another, I have taken a step in advance of mere oil painting, for in addition to playing off color against color, line against line, form against form, etc., I play off material against material, for example, wood against sackcloth.


The picture is a self-sufficient work of art. It is not connected to anything outside.


The medium is as unimportant as I myself. Essential is only the forming.


Merz art strives for immediate expression by shortening the path from intuition to visual manifestation of the artwork... they will receive my new work als they always have when something new presents itself: with indignation and screams of scorn.


New things had to be made out of fragments.


A game played with serious problems. That's what art is.


Everything an artist spits is art.


My name is Schwitters, Kurt Schwitters.

.. I'm a painter and I nail my pictures... I'd like to be accepted into the Dada Club


This is what is known as perspective, and it is a swindle.


My name is Kurt Schwitters... I am an artist and I nail my pictures together.


About Kurt Schwitters

Quotes 14 sayings
Nationality German
Profession Artist
Birthday October 16

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