Sunday, April 01, 2012

when one is emptied of music...

"the man that hath no music in himself,
nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds,
is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils;
the motions of his spirit are dull as night."

(shakespeare's the merchant of venice,
via kandinsky's the spiritual in art)

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Anonymous wayne l. berry said...

how does this relate to Kadinsky?
is this odd and seeming double exposure of or by Kadinsky?

4:13 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

kandinsky used this quote in his book, the spiritual in abstraction.

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6:43 PM  
Blogger ArtSparker said...

I love that quote, it covers so much territory - the idea that those to whom something without a calculated value is worthless are not be trusted - but then again, Wallace Stevens has a counter-argument of sorts:

The maker of catastrophe invents the eye
And through the eye equates ten thousand deaths
With a single well-tempered apricot, or, say,
An egg-plant of good air.

From the Academy of Fine Ideas.

1:21 PM  
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