- A painter paints the appearance of things, not their objective correctness, in fact he creates new appearances of things.
- My paintings are allegories not portraits.
- The German artist creates out of his imagination,inner vision,the forms of visible nature are to him only a symbol.
- The way in which I depict people was now influenced very strongly by my third wife..and her sister.The beautiful,shapely architectonically structured bodies of those two girls,replaced the soft Saxon bodies.
ernst ludwig kirchner