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We all agree now--by "we" I mean intelligent people under sixty--that a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful becaus ...
Only passions, and great passions, can raise the soul to great things. Without them there is no sublimity, either in morals or in ...
Perhaps, the highest pleasure in art is identical with the highest pleasure in scientific theory. The emotion which accompanies th ...
Baudelaire compared the great names in art to lighthouses posted along the track of historic time. The simile, as he used it, seiz ...
The history of modern art is also the history of the progressive loss of art's audience. Art has increasingly become the concern o ...
The photographic enthusiast likes to lure us into a darkened room in order to display his slides on a silver screen. Aided by the ...
Van Gogh was right in saying that the method he had chosen could be compared to that of caricature. Caricature had always been "ex ...
There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists.
Today, each artist must undertake to invent himself, a lifelong act of creation that constitutes the essential content of the arti ...
Only conservatives believe that subversion is still being carried on in the arts and that society is being shaken by it.... Advanc ...
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