“Perpetual modernness is the measure of merit in every work of art.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Trying to decide if you love a work of art is like trying to decide if you love a person, if you have to think about it, its not love.”
“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.”
“What distinguishes modern art from the art of other ages is criticism.”
“Most of our modern portrait painters are doomed to absolute oblivion. They never paint what they see. They paint what the public sees, and the public never sees anything.”
“Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern; one is apt to grow old-fashioned quite suddenly”
“To say the word Romanticism is to say modern art -- that is, intimacy, spirituality, color, aspiration towards the infinite, expressed by every means available to the arts.”
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