Art and the Artist

From the words of Witold Gombrowicz in “Ferdydurke” –

“…part company forever with the word: art, and that other word: artist. Stop wallowing in these words and repeating them with such endless monotony. Isn’t everyone a bit of an artist? Isn’t it true that mankind creates art not only on paper or on canvas, but also in every moment of everyday life – when a young girl pins a flower in her hair, when in the course of conversation a little joke escapes your lips, when we melt with emotion at the beauty of twilight’s light and shadow, what is all this if not the practicing of art? Why then this odd and idiotic division into ‘artists’ and the rest of mankind?”

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