For flatness alone is unique and exclusive
to pictorial art.
To achieve autonomy, painting has had above all
to divest itself of everything it shares with sculpture,
and it is in its effort to do this, and not so much
-I repeat- to exclude the representational or literary,
that painting has made itself abstract.
Forum Lectures: First heard as a radio presentation
Washington, D.C. Voice of America 1960
Fragments of inspiration
that turned perspective into purpose.