Art lives upon discussion, upon
experiment, upon curiosity, upon variety of attempt,
upon the exchange of views and the comparison of
standpoints ; and there is a presumption that those
times when no one has anything particular to say
about it, and has no reason to give for practice or
preference, though they may be times of honour, are
not times of development are times, possibly even,
a little of dulnes.
Henry James, “The Art of Fiction.”In Partial Portraits.New York: Macmillan 1894.376.
Notes: Art thrives under uncertainty,Presumption that Art thrives under Madness, Personified as having human characteristics
How does society develop ?
When I look at a landscape I cannot help
seeing all its defects.
Wilde,Oscar.”The Decay of Lying.”In intentions.NewYork:Brentano’s,1905.4.
Notes: Comparison, Faults, Special education, The human form,