Day 104 – Thoughts of Art

The artist, like the God of creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.
JAMES JOYCE, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Take a quart of nature, boil it down to a pint, and the residue is art.
AUSTIN O’MALLEY, Keystones of Thought

True art, like nature, ever bears
Suggestions of some higher thing;
As more than form or tint of bird
We prize the song he stops to sing.
EDITH WILLIS LINN FORBES, “A Landscape in Oils”

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