The subject matters little, like the object. What matters is the expression, not the expression of the object, but of a certain ideal of the artist, of a certain sum of humanity expressed in colors and lines.
Antonin Artaud: Selected Writings, ed. Susan Sontag , tr. Helen Weaver ( New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1976), p. 234. (via toniiu)