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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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oodell Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! Hi! Thanks for the fave! :)
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lien Featured By Owner 5 days ago
My pleasure. :)
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Brangwyn12 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
Amazing works! I'll come back for watching.
Thankyou very much for the fav!
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lien Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
You're welcome and thank you!
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ZiaulKareem Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Neil for the fav! You have wonderful gallery. :)
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lien Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Thank you for saying so, you are most welcome. :)
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DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
thanks for the fav Neil . :)
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lien Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
My pleasure Douglas. :)
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ChristineKalliri Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
o  Thank You So Much  o

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lien Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
You are very welcome.
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