Accept that I can plan nothing.

Accept that I can plan nothing.

Any consideration that I make about the ‘construction’ of a picture is false and if the execution is successful then it is only because I partially destroy it or because it works anyway, because it is not disturbing and looks as though it is not planned.

Accepting this is often intolerable and also impossible, because as a thinking, planning, human being it humiliates me to find that I am powerless to that extent, making me doubt my competence and any constructive ability.

(Gerhard Richter as cited in Petherbridge, 2010, p. 431).

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