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Science and art quote

3 Apr

Science makes discoveries; Art composes works. Science is an acquirement of man; Science is a ladder: one savant mounts above his fellow. Poetry is a soaring flight.

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo

Progress is the motive …

25 Mar

Progress is the motive-power of Science; the ideal is the generator of Art. 

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo

Supreme Art is the region of …

18 Mar

Supreme Art is the region of Equals. There is no primacy among masterpieces. Like water, which heated to a hundred degrees will bear no increase of temperature, human thought attains in certain men its maximum intensity. Eschylus, Job, Phidias, Isaiah, Saint Paul, Juvenal, Dante, Michael Angelo, Rabelais, Cervantes, Shakespeare, Rembrandt, Beethoven, with some others, rise to the hundredth degree of genius. 

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo 

God creates Art by …

5 Mar

God creates Art by man, having for a tool the human intellect. The great Workman has made this tool for himself; he has no other.

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo 

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Art is …

4 Mar

Art is as natural as Nature.

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo 

 

Art is the …

2 Mar

 Art is the second branch of Nature.

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo 

 

We speak of Art as we speak of …

1 Mar

We speak of Art as we speak of Nature. Here are two terms of almost indeterminate meaning; to pronounce the one or the other of these words – Nature, Art – is to make a conjuration to call forth the ideal from the deeps, to draw aside one of the two great curtains of the divine creation. God manifests himself to us in the first degree through the life of the universe, and in the second through the thought of man. The second manifestation is not less holy than the first. The first is named Nature, the second is named Art. Hence this reality: the poet is a priest.

William Shakespeare by Victor Hugo 

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