But surely, Thrasymachus, the arts are the superiors and rulers of their own subjects?
Let me ask you a question: Are not the several arts different, by reason of their each having a separate function?
Under an oak-tree loaded with leaves and nuts, under a sky full of eternal eyes, I stand in a thoroughfare; but in the works of our plastic arts
and especially of sculpture, creation is driven into a corner.
As men of scrupulous honour set up a high standard of public conscience above the dead-level of an honest community, so men of that skill which passes into art
by ceaseless striving raise the dead-level of correct practice in the crafts of land and sea.
There are, again, some arts
which employ all the means above mentioned, namely, rhythm, tune, and metre.
And true as this is in the case of the appreciation of sculpture and painting, it is still more true of the appreciation of such arts
as the drama.
All things are in place in that art
, self-created, logical, and well proportioned.
By these experiences his inborn passion for the beautiful and the grand in Nature and Art
was early developed.
The meanest mathematician in Spaceland will readily believe me when I assert that the problems of life, which present themselves to the well-educated -- when they are themselves in motion, rotating, advancing or retreating, and at the same time attempting to discriminate by the sense of sight between a number of Polygons of high rank moving in different directions, as for example in a ball-room or conversazione -- must be of a nature to task the angularity of the most intellectual, and amply justify the rich endowments of the Learned Professors of Geometry, both Static and Kinetic, in the illustrious University of Wentbridge, where the Science and Art
of Sight Recognition are regularly taught to large classes of the ELITE of the States.
Joe and Delia met in an atelier where a number of art
and music students had gathered to discuss chiaroscuro, Wagner, music, Rembrandt's works, pictures, Waldteufel, wall paper, Chopin and Oolong.
In truth, it is too strong for any place but a public Art
To my mind the most interesting thing in art
is the personality of the artist; and if that is singular, I am willing to excuse a thousand faults.
Disciplined and calm, to await the appearance of disorder and hubbub amongst the enemy:--this is the art
of retaining self-possession.
Whoever thou art
," said the trodden one, still enraged, "thou treadest also too nigh me with thy parable, and not only with thy foot!
Thou, who, to my thinking, art
beyond all doubt a dullard, without early rising or night watching or taking any trouble, with the mere breath of knight-errantry that has breathed upon thee, seest thyself without more ado governor of an island, as though it were a mere matter of course.