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Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
L’arte è o plagio o rivoluzione.
I shut my eyes in order to see.
- Paul Gauguin
I’ll have to try that sometime
Sentimentality: Like pornography, sentimentality corrupts the sight and the soul, because it is passion unearned. Whether it is Xerxes weeping at the morality of his unknown minions assembled at the Hellespont, or me being tempted to well up as the protagonist in Facing the Giants grips his Bible and whimpers in a glen, the rightful rejoinder is the same: you didn’t earn this emotion.
“We artists are often exiled twice: once by the church, and then, because of our faith, by the world.”
-from A Letter to North American Churches by Makoto Fujimura
read more here: http://www.makotofujimura.com/writings/a-letter-to-north-american-churches/