"Sunrise on an uncharted island is neither beautiful nor ugly. In order for it to be beautiful or ugly, someone has to watch it. Things some people find beautiful, might find disgusting or drab. I want to paint beautiful pictures, but in the end, seldom find them so. We apply different criteria for beauty when we desire a woman, select a car, collect beer cans, or contemplate a painting. The beauty of the painting rests upon something inside of us that may resonate or not with the painted thing. Additionally, I can imagine a beautiful painting which depicts a hanged person and an awfully drab one of Venus taking her bath. All of these options are hardly definable."
— Zdzislaw Beksinski