Arnulf Rainer

“The principles of my works… are the extinction of expression, permanent covering and contemplative tranquillity… My ideal is the completely dark picture, full of some overwhelming silence.”

ImageImageImageImageImageImage“I could only relax when there was just one tiny white last spot left. I could see more clearly. I could grasp the shape of the picture again… The pictures are alive because of the white remnant, the almost concealment.”

ImageImage“Only an ‘almost,’ a ‘nearly,’ is possible.”

Sound film by Arnulf Rainer.

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