A great work of art is like a dream; for all it's apparent obviousness it does not explain itself and is always ambiguous. A dream never says "you ought" or "this is the truth". It presents an image in much the same way as nature alows a plant to grow, and it is up to us to draw conclusions
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Often the hands know how to solve a riddle with which the intellect has wrestled in vain.
Vincent Van Gogh
Why, a canvas I have covered is worth more than a blank canvas. That-believe me my pretensions go no further-that is my right to paint, my reason for painting, and by the Lord, I have one!