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Art is a collaboration

4 December 2012

Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.

Andre Gide

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3 Comments to “Art is a collaboration”

  1. Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. –Thomas Merton

  2. Also the reader (if your art is writing). When a writer writes that desirable “C” (not an “O” and not a parenthesis), the reader fills in the rest with his or her own history, experience, and attitudes.

  3. Yeah, but God does kinda expect you to have learned how to use a paintbrush (or comma in writing terms)

    IMHO, not actually knowing God personally. For all I know the truest art might be created by toddlers finger painting. I’ll have to ask as I pass through on my way to the down escalator.

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