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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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dimajaber Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
many thanks for the fave :heart:
lien Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
My pleasure. :)
dragonfuture Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fave! :happybounce:
lien Featured By Owner 1 day ago
You're welcome. :)

G-Oltra Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
lien Featured By Owner 2 days ago
My pleasure. :)
dreamingshadow Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Thank you for the faves, hope you have a good day :)
lien Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
You're welcome.

That's nice of you, thanks and you too. :)
ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A late thank you for the fave. Are you still painting?
lien Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
My pleasure, I haven't painted for a while...I just checked, the last piece I made was March 2011.

That's made me stop and think...

Thanks for being interested enough to ask. :)
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