Monday, March 28, 2011

The Garden of Earthly Delights XI


So far as particularly concerns the relation of art to science, the two are so
utterly opposed in tendency, that if science were ever to have discharged
its whole task, as art always discharged it, they would both have to coincide 
and merge into one- which is proof of directions that they are radically opposed.
For though science at its highest level has one and the same business as art,
this business, owing to the manner of effecting it, is an endless one for science, 
so that one may say that art constitutes the ideal of science, and where art is,
science has yet to attain to.
F.W.J. Schelling