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81,149. I grow up – Am hated by my relations – Sent to School – Neglected by my Grandfather – Maltreated by my Master – Seasoned to Adversity – I form Cabals against the Pedant – Am debarred access to my Grandfather – Hunted by his Heir – I demolish the teeth of his Tutor. Tobias Smollet, The Adventures of Roderick Random, 1748
81,150. It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. Friedrich Nietzsche
81,151. A well-used minimum suffices for everything. Jules Verne, Around the World in Eighty Days
10,316. Minimalist: ‘A search for core values.’ (Art & Minimalism) Waldemar Januszczak, interview Great Artists in Their Own Words
110,233. In the world of now there are artists painting blank canvases – paintings of nothing. Because in modern art shocks matter, beauty matter but nothing matters too. (Art & Minimalism & Nothing) Matthew Collings, What is Modern Art? IV: Nothing Matters
110,234. Rothko – the artist who wanted the experience of looking at his paintings to be a breakdown and cry experience … Our tragic artist of nothingness. (Art & Nothing & Artists, Meet the & Minimalism & Nothing) ibid.
110,235. Minimal art and Conceptual art – the other two big movements in New York art of the 60s after Pop art. (Art & Minimalism & Nothing) ibid.
110,236. [Donald] Judd: he’s one of modern art’s most powerful father figures: no-one can kill him. He’s certainly an authority for me – boxes live on. (Art & Minimalism & Nothing) ibid.
110,237. Post-minimalism, a type of minimalism [Richard] Serra stands for, was minimalism that was curvy or scattered rather than square or cubified. (Art & Minimalism & Nothing) ibid.
110,238. Emptiness: post-modern art of the 70s and 80s was an art where all the old meanings were drained out. (Art & Minimalism & Nothing) ibid.