"I still think the social function of art is that kind of negative aesthetic. Otherwise there’s no social function for it."
"There is a lot of meaning, but not what we usually think of as meaning. It’s similar to the meaning of listening to a symphony. You don’t know the meaning, and you can’t explain it to anyone else who didn’t hear it. The painting has to be seen. But there is no meaning outside of what it is."
- Robert Ryman