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About Deviant Artist 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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scheinbar Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconbigfav4plz: thanks so much  :iconbigfav4plz:
lien Featured By Owner 5 hours ago
Always my pleasure, Christiane. :hug:
kootenayphotos Featured By Owner 23 hours ago   Photographer
Thanks for faving Rocks-4 :)
lien Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
My pleasure. :)
ekin06 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks for the favLove 
lien Featured By Owner 4 days ago
My pleasure. :)
SineLuce Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Artist
thanks for faving!:)
lien Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
My pleasure. :)
scheinbar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
scheinbar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favs
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