Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Garden of Earthly Delights III


...By contrast, in the product which merely apes the character of the work of art,
purpose and rule lie on the surface, and seem so restricted and circumscribed,
that the product is no more than a faithful replica of the artist's conscious activity,
and is in every respect an object for reflection only, not for intuition, which loves
to sink itself in what it contemplates, and finds no resting place short of the infinite.
(Artistic Production: Character of the Art-Product)
F.W.J. Schelling