But is the art
of medicine or any other art
faulty or deficient in any quality in the same way that the eye may be deficient in sight or the ear fail of hearing, and therefore requires another art
to provide for the interests of seeing and hearing-- has art
in itself, I say, any similar liability to fault or defect, and does every art
require another supplementary art
to provide for its interests, and that another and another without end?
Thus, historically viewed, it has been the office of art
to educate the perception of beauty.
For love is the enemy of haste; it takes count of passing days, of men who pass away, of a fine art
matured slowly in the course of years and doomed in a short time to pass away too, and be no more.
Thus in the music of the flute and of the lyre, 'harmony' and rhythm alone are employed; also in other arts
, such as that of the shepherd's pipe, which are essentially similar to these.
Joe and Delia met in an atelier where a number of art
and music students had gathered to discuss chiaroscuro, Wagner, music, Rembrandt's works, pictures, Waldteufel, wall paper, Chopin and Oolong.
And it is to be noted that it is the fact that Art
is this intense form of Individualism that makes the public try to exercise over it in an authority that is as immoral as it is ridiculous, and as corrupting as it is contemptible.
'Tis thus that the marvellous art
of the Middle Ages has been treated in nearly every country, especially in France.
"That shows our Master's contempt for mere Art
," said the Second Poet, grinning.
In truth, it is too strong for any place but a public Art
With his disinterested passion for art
, he had a real desire to call the attention of the wise to a talent which was in the highest degree original; but he was too good a journalist to be unaware that the "human interest" would enable him more easily to effect his purpose.
It falls naturally into two parts, the first of about twenty years, when he was concerned almost altogether with Art
, chiefly Painting and Architecture; and the second somewhat longer, when he was intensely absorbed in the problems of society and strenuously working as a social reformer.
The meanest mathematician in Spaceland will readily believe me when I assert that the problems of life, which present themselves to the well-educated -- when they are themselves in motion, rotating, advancing or retreating, and at the same time attempting to discriminate by the sense of sight between a number of Polygons of high rank moving in different directions, as for example in a ball-room or conversazione -- must be of a nature to task the angularity of the most intellectual, and amply justify the rich endowments of the Learned Professors of Geometry, both Static and Kinetic, in the illustrious University of Wentbridge, where the Science and Art
of Sight Recognition are regularly taught to large classes of the ELITE of the States.