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I do not know what is meant by abstract beauty. The beautiful is that which excites
the aesthetic sense in the artist. What is beautiful to an artist today will be
beautiful to all and sundry in ten years. Not so many years ago everyone would
What a fool he makes out God to bel # It is a tough job those philosophers have
who want to rank Beauty as one of the absolute values. When you call something
beautiful all you mean is that it excites a specific state of feeling in you, but what ...
When they give examples of such artists as in their opinion have produced works
whose beauty may be considered absolute they are apt to mention Shakespeare,
Beethoven (or Bach if they are highbrows) and CÚzanne. They are perhaps ...
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review