We favor the simple expression of the complex thought. We are for the large shape because it has the impact of the unequivocal. We wish to reassert the picture plane. We are for flat forms because they destroy illusion and reveal truth.
From his manifesto
“I am trying to intensify my ability to sense the organic rhythm that beats in all things, to develop a pantheistic sympathy for the trembling and flow of blood in nature, in trees, in animals, in the air – I am trying to make a picture from it, with new movements and with colours which make a mockery of the old kind of studio picture.”
from The Expressionists by Wolf-Dieter Dube (Thames and Hudson London)