Clive Bell – A rose is the visible…

A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the…


“A rose is the visible result of an infinitude of complicated goings on in the bosom of the earth and in the air above, and similarly a work of art is the product of strange activities in the human mind.”
-Clive Bell

Clive Bell – Art and Religion are, then…

Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy…


“Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.”
-Clive Bell