Monday, March 21, 2011

The Garden of Earthly Delights IV


b) Every aesthetic production proceeds from the feeling of an infinite
contradiction, and hence also the feeling which accompanies completion
of the art-product must be one of an infinite tranquility; and this latter, in turn,
must also pass over into the work of art itself. Hence the outward expression
of the work of art is one of calm, and silent grandeur, even where the aim is 
to give expression to the utmost intensity of pain or joy.
F.W.J. Schelling