"Painting is something that takes place among the colors, and ... one has to leave them alone completely, so that they can settle the matter among themselves. Their intercourse: this is the whole of painting. Whoever meddles, arranges, injects his human deliberation, his wit, his advocacy, his intellectual agility in any way, is already disturbing and clouding their activity."
Rainer Maria Rilke [German poet, 1875–1926] from a letter to his wife, Oct. 21, 1907. Published in Rilke’s Letters on Cézanne (1985, German edition 1952)
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Portrait by Paula Modersohn-Becker from Wikipedia