Oskar Kokoschka

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Oskar Kokoschka (March 1, 1886February 22, 1980) was an Austrian artist and poet of Czech origin, best known for his intense expressionistic portraits and landscapes.

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My Life by Oskar Kokoschka 1974 Thames & Hudson,London ISBN 0 500 01087 0

  • I cannot say why I wanted to paint. The only answer is in the pictures themselves.
  • My plays are not didactic... they simply express my attitude to my world.

Von der Natur der Gesichte-On the nature of visions lecture-Vienna 1912

  • The awareness of imagery is part of living... a life which derives its power from within itself will focus on the perception... of images.
  • Open your eyes at last and see... now I will open the book of the world for you, there are no words in it, just pictures.

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