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There once was a brainy baboon
Who always breathed down a bassoon,
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It is from the womb of art that criticism was born.
A Carpaccio in Venice, la Berma in Phèdre, masterpieces of visual or theatrical art that the prestige surrounding them made so al ...
I foresee the time when the painter will paint that scene, no longer going to Rome for a subject; the poet will sing it; the histo ...
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.
What would life be without art? Science prolongs life. To consist of what--eating, drinking, and sleeping? What is the good of liv ...
To be naked is to be deprived of our clothes, and the word implies some of the embarrassment most of us feel in that condition. Th ...
Any work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
The textile and needlework arts of the world, primarily because they have been the work of women have been especially written out ...
The effort of art is to keep what is interesting in existence, to recreate it in the eternal.
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