German Seeker

One of my problems is to find the Ego, which has only one form and is immortal —to find it in animals and men, in the heaven and in the hell which together form the world in which we live.

Max Beckmann sometimes talks like this—like a mystic or a philosopher, but his best ideas are wordless. They come from what he calls "the labor of the eyes." Says he: "If you wish to get hold of the invisible you must penetrate as deeply as possible into the visible."

Driven from Germany in 1937 (Hitler...

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