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Poetry, whose material is language, is perhaps the most human and least worldly of the arts, the one in which the end product rema ...
Just as a chemist "isolates" a substance from contaminations that distort his view of its nature and effects, so the work of art p ...
Thinking is seeing.... Every human science is based on deduction, which is a slow process of seeing by which we work up from the e ...
Every great work of art has two faces, one toward its own time and one toward the future, toward eternity.
Often, while contemplating works of art, not in their easily perceptible materiality, in the too-clear hieroglyphs of their contou ...
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 ...
You should go to picture-galleries and museums of sculpture to be acted upon, and not to express or try to form your own perfectly ...
The work of art, just like any fragment of human life considered in its deepest meaning, seems to me devoid of value if it does no ...
Art has no cosmology, it gives us no view of the universe; every distinct work of art gives us a little cosmology of its own, and ...
Every work of art changes its predecessors.
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