Gustave Caillebotte and the Wonders of Art History

"Art is a selective re-creation of reality according to an artist’s metaphysical value-judgments. Man’s profound need of art lies in the fact that his cognitive faculty is conceptual, i.e., that he acquires knowledge by means of abstractions, and needs the power to bring his widest metaphysical abstractions into his immediate, perceptual awareness. Art fulfills this … Continue reading Gustave Caillebotte and the Wonders of Art History

Finding Refuge in the Extraordinary: Romantic Music as Fuel to Set the Soul on Fire

"Romantic art is the fuel and the spark plug of a man’s soul. Its task is to set a soul on fire and never let it go out." Ayn Rand, "Art and Moral Treason" from The Romantic Manifesto "The importance of that experience is not in what he learns from it, but in that he experiences … Continue reading Finding Refuge in the Extraordinary: Romantic Music as Fuel to Set the Soul on Fire