Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Nature of Art

True art, said Einstein, is characterised by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.  The urge to create, to let it flow out: like children dancing or drunken wedding guests singing.  There's no rhyme, there's no reason.  It just comes tumbling down. 

Art, like dreaming, is a way for the soul, the mind of man, to make sense of the world. According to Aristotle filling in the gaps in nature; according to Chagall trying to improve on nature, but failing.

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