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About Deviant Artist Neil JamesMale/United Kingdom Group :icon4bstr4ct4rt: 4bstr4ct4rt
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"Then again the great artist, besides aiming at perfection of form searches for truth. He never, in any of his works, allows what he knows to be false to remain. If he believes a work to be false in any part he will change, destroy or abandon it. The longer he works the more exacting he becomes in the demand for what is true. This insistence upon truth is of great importance today. The invention of atomic weapons is a far less sinister threat to human happiness than the discovery of the power of untruth. The realisation this it is possible to influence millions by the deliberately told lie is one of the most dreadful threats that civilisation has ever been compelled to face. The atomic bomb in itself is harmless. But the untruth, or the deliberately fostered ignorance, that inflame a nation may, at any moment, cause it to be dropped. Only truth can combat falsehood, and the artist is a champion of truth".
"Without truth there can be no freedom. Art honors the spirit of man, his intellect and his feelings, and would have them free".

Chapter XI "Art And Education"
Page 154, Paragraph 2

The Creative Impulse
Macmillan & Co. Ltd
  • Listening to: Throwing Muses
  • Reading: Angels & Demons
  • Watching: The News (muted)
  • Playing: With the Cat
  • Drinking: Coffee


Neil James
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Cambridge, England
Favourite genre of music: Lyrically Satisfying - Acoustic Guitar
Favourite photographer: Diane Arbus
Favourite style of art: Ambiguous
Skin of choice: Lived In - Tattooed - Pierced - Modified
Favourite cartoon character: Jane (from 'Daria')
Personal Quote: The truth is more important than fearing other peoples opinions of you.

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Yaksss Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
Cheers,Neil !!   Thanks,too !! ;) (Wink) 
SenhArt Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016
  Thank you so much for your kind support! :iconsparklyroseplz:
lien Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
My pleasure. :rose:
scheinbar Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the headless in their cage by scheinbar
ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fave Neil, I hope all is well .
lien Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2016
Your welcome, nice work and ditto, thank you.
DasGhul Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016   General Artist



Ghoulish Thanks!

finelyfotos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the watch! <3
lien Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016
Entirely my pleasure!
finelyfotos Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2016  Professional Photographer
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