AN UNCOMMON THOUGHT

"The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery."
-Fred Alan Wolf

30 August 2016

Happy birthday, David.

div class="MsoNormal"> David, Self-portrait, 1794


The artist must be a philosopher. Socrates the skilled sculptor, Rousseau the good musician, and the immortal Poussin, tracing on the canvas the sublime lessons of philosophy, are so many proofs that an artistic genius should have no other guide except the torch of reason.

Jacques-Louis David

The David episode from Simon Schama's epic, Power of Art ...

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