Saturday, March 26, 2011

The Garden of Earthly Delights IX


It is easy to conceive how the aesthetic product is to be distinguished from the
common artifact, since all aesthetic creation is absolutely free in regard to its 
principle, in that the artist can be driven to create by a contradiction, indeed,
but only by one which lies in the highest regions of his own nature; whereas
every other sort of creation is occasioned by a contradiction which lies outside
the actual producer, and thus has in every case a goal outside itself.
F.W.J. Schelling