ART THOUGHTS - 4
The fine arts once divorcing themselves from truth are quite certain to fall mad, if they do not die. ~Thomas Carlyle.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. ~Aristotle
Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is. ~Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark, 1915