Museum / Mausoleum Declaration (pdf)
Painting is exquisite as the punishment for the thinker: denied the
thoughts of his grave-diggers, his own death-face and his final
curiosity, a vision of his bones--the skeleton: of which he was always
aware, moment by moment emerging to that static release he, the
thinker, cannot joyfully sit, a separated thing, shaking his bones.
-William Gaddis, The Recognitions