Quotation by R.G. Collingwood

Classical art, in a word, stands for form; romantic art for content. The romantic artist expects people to ask, What has he got to say? The classical artist expects them to ask, How does he say it?
R.G. (Robin George) Collingwood (1889–1943), British philosopher. "Form and Content in Art," Essays in the Philosophy of Art, Indiana University Press (1964).
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