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"The old Chinese used to say: 'It is better to feel a painting than to look at it.' So much today is only to look at. It is one thing to paint a picture and another to experience it: in attempting to find on what level one accepts this experience, one discovers what one sees and on what level the discovery takes place. Christopher Columbus left in search of one world and discovered another."

  Mark Tobey (letter to Marion Willard, Whitechapel catalog, p. 15, Louvre 2)

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