Anita Raaphorst

"Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist, and this inner life will result in his personal vision of the world. No amount of skillful invention can replace the essential element of imagination...

The inner life of a human being is a vast and varied realm and does not concern itself alone with stimulating arrangements of color, form and design."

citaat van Edward Hopper in Reality, vol. 1, no. 1 (spring 1953)