Clive Bell - Quotes

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We all agree now - by 'we' I mean intelligent people under sixty - that a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves. ---->>>

The forms of art are inexhaustible; but all lead by the same road of aesthetic emotion to the same world of aesthetic ecstasy. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Only reason can convince us of those three fundamental truths without a recognition of which there can be no effective liberty: that what we believe is not necessarily true; that what we like is not necessarily good; and that all questions are open. ---->>>

There must be some one quality without which a work of art cannot exist; possessing which, in the least degree, no work is altogether worthless. ---->>>

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.

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.

Genius worship is the inevitable sign of an uncreative age. ---->>>

All sensitive people agree that there is a peculiar emotion provoked by works of art. ---->>>

We have no other means of recognising a work of art than our feeling for it. ---->>>

Do not mistake a crowd of big wage-earners for the leisure class. ---->>>

Comfort came in with the middle classes. ---->>>

It is the mark of great art that its appeal is universal and eternal. ---->>>

It would follow that 'significant form' was form behind which we catch a sense of ultimate reality. ---->>>

I will try to account for the degree of my aesthetic emotion. That, I conceive, is the function of the critic. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: English
Born: September 16, 1881
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Die: 09-18, 1964
Occupation: Critic
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Arthur Clive Heward Bell (16 September 1881 – 18 September 1964) was an English art critic, associated with formalism and the Bloomsbury Group.(wikipedia)