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the inner side of things

December 3, 2009

At the root of the creative act there must be a quite particular intellectual process, without parallel in logical reason, through which Things and the Self are grasped together by means of a kind of experience or knowledge which has no conceptual expression and is expressed only in the artist’s work. […] in such an experience, creative in nature, Things are grasped in the Self and the Self is grasped in Things, and subjectivity becomes a means of catching obscurely the inner side of Things.

Jacques Maritain
Creative Intuition in Art and Poetry (pp. 29-30)

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  1. December 3, 2009 9:31 pm

    that couldn’t be more true

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