Saturday, September 3, 2022

Quote of the Day (Simon Schama, on ‘Supremely Accomplished Art’)

“A great deal of supremely accomplished art has been created by artists who have preferred self-effacement to heroic self-dramatization, and who have wanted more modest goals for their work: the imitation of nature, the representation of beauty, or both at the same time.”— English historian Simon Schama, The Power of Art (2006)

(Photograph of Simon Schama at Strand Book Store, New York City. taken August 15, 2006, by David Shankbone)

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