Van Deren Coke Quotes

Artists are interested in pictures as sources of ideas for their work. Where the pictures come from and how they are made is of little concern to them.

…throughout the history of art it has been art itself – in all its forms – that has inspired art…today’s photographs are so geared to life that one can learn more from them than from life itself.

As the possibilities for straightforward photography seem to have become exhausted it has been the photographers who know about the history of art, not simply the history of photography, who have shaped important directions for the future.