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Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein

created Sep 5th 2014, 14:15 by HazemKaroui



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Because the world has gone nutty and contemporary art always paints the spirit of its times. Rodin died about the time the world started flipping its lid. His successors noted the amazing things he had done with light and shadow and mass and composition and they copied that part. What they failed to see was that the master told stories that laid bare the human heart. They became contemptuous of painting or sculpture that told a stories they dubbed such work 'literary.' They went all out for abstractions. Jubal shrugged. "Abstract design is all right for wall paper or linoleum. But art is the process of evoking pity and terror. What modern artists do is pseudo-intellectual masturbation. Creative art is intercourse, in which the artist renders emotional his audience. These laddies who won't deign to do that or can't lost the public.

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