Make the Brutal Tender
Every page must explode, whether through seriousness, profundity, turbulence, nausea, the new, the eternal, annihilating nonsense, enthusiasm for principles, or the way it is printed.
All the painters who appear in our museums are failures at painting; the only people ever talked about are failures; the world is divided into two categories of people: failures and those unknown.
The Isms of Art (1914—1924)
Edited by Hans Arp and El Lissitzky
I do not consider myself a Cubist either because I have come to the conclusion that cubes are not always made for expressing the thought of the brain and of the feeling of the spirit.
I capture all these impressions without any hurry to transfer to the canvas. I let them rest in my brain and then, when I’m visited by the spirit of creation, I improvise my paintings just as a musician improvises his music.