Friday, 22 July 2011

Art is not always about beauty

Monument to Balzac, Auguste Rodin - Photograph by Jeff Kubina (Source Wikimedia)

“And that which is considered ugly in nature often presents more character than that which is termed beautiful, because in the contractions of a sickly countenance, in the lines of a vicious face, in all deformity, in all decay, the inner truth shines forth more clearly than in features that are regular and healthy.”

Auguste Rodin, 1840-1917 in “Art”

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