26 março, 2016

E.E.Cummings: it is art because its alive


It is Art because it is alive. It proves that, if you and I are to create at all, we must create with today and let all the Art schools and Medicis in the universe go hang themselves with yesterday’s rope. It teaches us that we have made a profound error in trying to learn Art, since whatever Art stands for is whatever cannot be learned. Indeed, the Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself; (...) 

(...)"to become an Artist” means nothing: whereas to become alive, or one’s self, means everything.

E. E. Cummings, A Miscellany Revised

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