Mistakes are not a sign of failure, they picture creative energy. Mistakes are made by those who do new things.

Dare to be wrong

Dare to be wrong, or you may never be right. We learn who we are by testing reality. Bad art are unstable, suffering from critical bugs provoking kernel panics and corrupting images. When art meets science, truth makes utility useful.

J. Michael Bishop, Nobel prize lecture (1989) and "How to Win the Nobel Prize is truly a donkey talking about ears" (2003)

true art is angsty

Pictures need to go outside and get fresh air.

Images also want truth: they want to know what is real, true art is angsty.

The new theme was: Art must be a quest for truth, however brutal, and not a quest for beauty. So the question became: What is the truth of art?

Stephen Hicks, in "Why art became ugly"

True art speaks plainly. Art theory is asking the wolves to comment on problems in the henhouses.

completely naturalist

A lie stands on one leg, the truth on two.

Logic is not the truth; unfortunately, inspectability has its limits. Most of the others were completely naturalist.

postmodern view in art

According to the postmodern view that there is no absolute truth, a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get it's pants on.

P. Mondrian, "Towards the True Vision of Reality", in d.m.a. 2. Plastic Art and Pure Plastic Art, p.15, (N.Y., 1951).

spatial ambiguity in art

When it’s onto paper, it can go out of your mind. Simply use a pen and piece of paper.

Max Ernst, Writings on Art, there simply is no single "right thing". A picture should be able to mean something in order to qualify as true art.