But the artist must employ the symbols in use in his day and nation, to convey his enlarged sense to his fellow-men.
Thus the new in art is always formed out of the old.
Because the soul is progressive, it never quite repeats itself, but in every act attempts the production of a new and fairer whole.
This appears in works both of the useful and the fine arts, if we employ the popular distinction of works according to their aim, either at use or beauty.
What is a man but nature's finer success in self-explication?
Essays In Art
What is a man but a finer and compacter landscape than the horizon figures, — nature's eclecticism?Gourguechon The Dead Mother Series of Egon Schiele: psychoanalytic use of an artist’s image Sarah Hartley Architecture and the French hospital Farrah Jawad Wounded deer—medical aspects of the life of Frida Kahlo Seth Judson Rodin’s “Large Left Hand 1903” Nicholas Kang Letters from the asylum Zeynel Karcioglu Edgar Degas’ light sensitivity and its effects on his art Peter Kopplin Monet and his cataracts Maria S. Lazareff The brain Elizabeth Lee Therapeutic beauty Jeffrey M.Levine The two hemispheres of medicine Ruth Margalit and Christopher Leet Finding a Voice Jessica Lobo Michelangelo’s The Creation of Adam Eliette Markhbein WHACK’ed …Shall I now add, that the whole extant product of the plastic arts has herein its highest value, _as history_; as a stroke drawn in the portrait of that fate, perfect and beautiful, according to whose ordinations all beings advance to their beatitude?Thus, historically viewed, it has been the office of art to educate the perception of beauty.Thus in our fine arts, not imitation, but creation is the aim.Emerson in his essay “Art” through an evidence of the artist’s personality gives a fresh and a brand new experience of reality.What is that abridgment and selection we observe in all spiritual activity, but itself the creative impulse?for it is the inlet of that higher illumination which teaches to convey a larger sense by simpler symbols.No man can quite exclude this element of Necessity from his labor.No man can quite emancipate himself from his age and country, or produce a model in which the education, the religion, the politics, usages, and arts, of his times shall have no share.