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"Many of modern artists lost the sense of beauty, the sense of sacred. Since the world is disturbing, art should be disturbing to."
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0672 on Flickr.
"The struggle between the people and the hatred amongst them is being nurtured by very specific interested parties. It is a small, rootless international clique that is turning the people against each other, that does not want them to have peace… It’s the people who are at home both nowhere and everywhere, who do not have anywhere a soil on which they have grown up, but who live in Berlin today, in Brussels tomorrow, Paris the day after that, and then again in Prague or Vienna or London, and who feel at home everywhere. They are the only ones who can be addressed as international elements, because they conduct their business everywhere, but the people cannot follow them. The people are bounded to their soil, bounded to their fatherland, bounded to the possibilities of life that the state, the nation offers."
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"The masters of the past recognized that we have spiritual needs as well as animal appetites. Thinkers of the Enlightenment saw art and beauty as ways in which we save ourselves from meaningless routines and rise to a higher level. But art turned its back on beauty. It became a slave to the consumer culture, feeding our pleasures and addictions, and wallowing in self disgust."
by florian de rosnay
"Art once made a cult of beauty. Now we have a cult of ugliness instead. This has made art into an elaborate joke, one which by now has ceased to be funny."
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"Only a rational being can experience beauty; and without the experience of beauty, rationality is unfulfilled."