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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

H.Caudwell
The Creative Impulse
London
Macmillan & Co. Ltd
1951
  • Listening to: Throwing Muses
  • Reading: Angels & Demons
  • Watching: The News (muted)
  • Playing: With the Cat
  • Drinking: Coffee

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Neil James
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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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NikiAndo Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New member Professional Artist
Thank you for faving to   Pieta the unknown soldier!! moonflower 
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lien Featured By Owner 6 days ago
My pleasure.
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ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Neil ! 
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lien Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Nice work Diane!
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AngelaNorthen Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Smiley Magic Carpet - Girl by Mirz123 Thank-you! Smiley Magic Carpet - Girl by Mirz123
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lien Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Always my pleasure, nice work! :heart:
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AngelaNorthen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
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NikiAndo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  New member Professional Artist
Thank you for faving to Into the depths! :D (Big Grin) 
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lien Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
My pleasure. :)
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NikiAndo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  New member Professional Artist
Huggle! 
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