I went into another room, where the walls and ceiling were all hung round with cobwebs, except a narrow passage for the artist
to go in and out.
You don't understand me, Harry," answered the artist
Hence the proverbial toleration of artists
for their own evil creations.
Upon the other hand, whenever a community or a powerful section of a community, or a government of any kind, attempts to dictate to the artist
what he is to do, Art either entirely vanishes, or becomes stereotyped, or degenerates into a low and ignoble form of craft.
And an artist
is a man of action, whether he creates a personality, invents an expedient, or finds the issue of a complicated situation.
But the artist
, with a heart as callous as that of an army surgeon, continued his performance, enlivening his labours with a wild chant, tapping away the while as merrily as a woodpecker.
There is the same difference between them and the works of an inspired artist
as between a sign-post daub and one of your best pictures.
Cornelius Wyatt, a young artist
, for whom I entertained feelings of warm friendship.
thus sufficed for the educational needs of the aristocracy.
There was an artist
who dined at intervals at Bredin's Parisian Cafe, and, as the artistic temperament was too impatient to be suited by Jeanne's leisurely methods, it had fallen to Paul to wait upon him.
had shrewdly heightened the delusion by painting dust on the creatures' backs, as if it had fallen there naturally and properly.
, painter, poet, or musician, by his decoration, sublime or beautiful, satisfies the aesthetic sense; but that is akin to the sexual instinct, and shares its barbarity: he lays before you also the greater gift of himself.
But underlying this thought, the first and most simple one, no doubt, there was in our opinion another, newer one, a corollary of the first, less easy to perceive and more easy to contest, a view as philosophical and belonging no longer to the priest alone but to the savant and the artist
gets a peculiar sensation from something he sees, and is impelled to express it and, he doesn't know why, he can only express his feeling by lines and colours.
If you were an artist
, you would think of Mistress Second-Cousin as antique form animated by Christian sentiment--a sort of Christian Antigone-- sensuous force controlled by spiritual passion.