"We only move into the 21st century on the foundation of things that have been established long, long ago."
"Even though light is important, it doesn’t have to be special light. But the painting needs a certain reverent atmosphere to be complete. It has to be in a situation so it can reveal itself- since it is what it is on its own. It’s not representing anything else- what you’re seeing is really what it is- so it has to be in a certain visual situation because anything else will dilute or disturb it. The paintings do not signify anything other than how they work in the environment."
- Robert Ryman