-Hans Rookmaaker, quoted in Nancy Pearcey’s Saving Leonardo
(Photo: Let Ideas Compote)
October 10, 2010 No Comments
“Art should not be compared with preaching. The best work of art would still be bad preaching…But the best comparison is maybe with the plumbing. While we ﬁnd it to be totally indispensable in our homes, yet we are rarely aware of it.
Likewise art fulﬁlls an important function in our lives, in creating the atmosphere in which we live, in giving us the words to speak, in offering us the framework in which we can see and grasp things, say a landscape, even without our noticing it…So the mentality that speaks out in art is important. Its greatest inﬂuence is perhaps where it is most like plumbing, where we are not aware of it.”
-Hans Rookmaaker, Art Needs No Justification
September 26, 2010 No Comments