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QUOTES AND APHORISMS ON THE ARTS
The greater the decrease in the social significance of an art form, the sharper the distinction between criticism and enjoyment by the public. The conventional is uncritically enjoyed, and the truly new is criticized with aversion.
Walter Benjamin (1982-1940, German critic, philosopher)
The great artist is a slave to his ideals.
John Christian Bovee (1820-1904, American author, lawyer)
The function of art is to make that understood which in the form of argument would be incomprehensible.
Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957, Romanian sculptor)
Ads are the cave art of the Twentieth Century.
Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980, Canadian communications theorist)
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