Words to the Wise
Art is not a pleasure, or an amusement, art is a great matter. Art is an organ of human life transmitting man’s reasonable perception into feeling. Leo Tolstoy – 1898
His (Tolstoy’s) definition of art is in the inverse of the truth; the task of art is to transform not perception into feeling, but feeling into perception. Sir Herbert Read – 1960.
I found the above phrases transcribed by perfect penmanship into a beautifully gifted art book from a gallery in Washingon, D.C. I hadn’t opened up the hard cover book in a long while and re discovered it again recently as it was tucked away amongst other belongings.
The nice thing about art is that it never gets old.
ART is an appreciated respite from all the craziness in the universe right now.
How do you feel about that? Yup; me too!