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About Deviant Artist Member 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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SenhArt Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you by AStoKo Heart
lien Featured By Owner 4 days ago
My pleasure.
lpetrusa Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thank you for the +fav Heart 
lien Featured By Owner 4 days ago
You're welcome, my pleasure.
ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the last two faves. You surprised me on this last one. I think of you when working and thought no he won't like this one. Odd isn't it, or maybe not so odd as I respect your opinion . I hope you are well and I am always hoping to see you paint again.
lien Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015
I am happy you respect my opinion and flattered that you think of me when working, that's quite something, thank you for saying. I am doing ok, but no paintings on the way I am afraid, would love to but need different life circumstances for that unfortunately. I hope you are also well. I am a fan and interested in your work, development, journey, as you know. Looking forward to seeing what you are working on next. Thank you for sharing a truth which I can take as a compliment, those are rare. :rose:
ebbing-gale Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish your circumstances were different Neil because your paintings speak .
lien Featured By Owner 4 days ago
So do I...thank you for hearing them.
ConnyLu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Thank you very much for the fav!
lien Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
My pleasure!
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