"To know one thing, you must know the opposite"
- Henry Moore on design in sculpture
“I try to give a feeling of the Canadian North, a feeling of going back in time to the formation of the crust of the earth, itself, and the primordial forces and powers of that creation.”
- Ed Bartram on painting and printmaking the Canadian Shield
The painter doesn't try to reproduce the scene before him... he simplifies and eliminates until he knows exactly what stirred him, sets this down in color and line as simply and as powerfully as possible and so translates his impression into an aesthetic emotion.
- David Milne