Bertrand Russell wrote, "I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied, "The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair." In these words, he epitomized the history of the human race."
Franz Jozef Kline was an American painter mainly associated with the abstract expressionist movement centered around New York in the 1940s and 1950s. He used stark tonal contrasts and variations of scale to explore gestural movement in his Abstract Expressionist paintings.