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Quote of the Day2001Oct12

Quote of the Day from Alex Grey’s The Mission of Art:

Three things that constantly get people’s attention are sex, violence, and humor. The artist who can weave these subjects together creatively is probably assured an audience. Yet artists can become attached to powerful imagery of violence, sexuality, irony, cynicism, anger, and fear as a way of attracting their viewers. Much pulp or romantic fiction and many action and horror films mirror and foster such dystopian attitudes. Art need not serve only the confused desires and pathologies of the ego. Art can serve and reflect the condition of the human soul, which includes but transcends pathologies.

wrote this Friday October 12th 2001 at 7:37am That was 20 years ago. Leave a comment tags→

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