[NetBehaviour] The artist is an ape (Kandinsky cutup, via Pall Thayer)

Edward edward at edwardpicot.com
Sat Jan 9 12:56:18 CET 2016

The artist is an ape. In front of his nose, and his thoughtful 
aspect, his actions are mere aping. Method is mere aping. 
Externally those who strive to follow method produce an art that 
is still-born. I will sit holding a book, a work of the past at 
best. It is impossible for me to resemble a monkey completely, or 
to resemble a human being completely; I turn over the pages with 
the emotions of a child. It follows that in each period I live and 
feel, as did the Greeks. In my own period there can never be many 
cases of Greek methods. The mother of methods achieves only 
sculpture. In the same way repeated efforts to revive 
art-principles remain soulless. For all time. Such culture 
produces an art of . Culture produces an art of .


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