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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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Ragnar949 Apr 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you
7markus7 Apr 9, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Many thanks for the fav Neil :iconcatplz: 
You're welcome, nice work.
ebbing-gale Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ! I was trying to do one without images but needless to say I couldn't resist. One of these days I'll get there.
You're welcome. That's all part of the transition, the process of moving from one thing to another brings up elements of both, so you should just go with it, even if it wants to veer off on a tangent somewhere, question more how you are going to do what it wants? If you follow, then again I am probably telling you what you have already worked out through doing it. Nice work, am enjoying watching the new submissions.
ebbing-gale Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I so appreciate the perspective you bring. You really help me see what I'm doing and it helps legitimize it for me. I love that you said" do what it wants" because that is so much a part of the process. So I thank you my friend.
dragonfuture Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave! :heart:
My pleasure. :rose:
CristianoTeofili Apr 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav :)
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