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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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TheRafflesia Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the llama! :hug:
lien Featured By Owner 5 days ago
My pleasure. :hug:
scheinbar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:sun: thanks :sun:
lien Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Vivid work. My pleasure.
Y-F-S Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank You Stamp by Sugaree33-Art   for the :+fav: & :+devwatch:!!! :blackrose: 
lien Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Thank you very much for your interest in my work.
Y-F-S Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
And thank you for your interest in mine!
Thank you for another :+fav:... 
7markus7 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:ahoy: thanks for the fav Neil !
lien Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
My pleasure, Markus. :ahoy:
martaraff Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Thank you*:heart:*
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