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“It is now life and not art that requires the willing suspension of disbelief.” ―Lionel Trilling

Would ‘Sunflowers’ shun the light
‘Starry Night’ be canvas white
Blood be spilled by palette knife
Were life without art still life

Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life.

―Oscar Wilde

Would water music make waves
Or words on urns beauty praise
All the world not be a stage
Mixed metaphors misbehave

The funny thing is musicians often love to go to see visual art because you’ve got all these pictures to turn into metaphors.

―Dar Williams

Would – in the absence of art –
Arias inspire larks
Shadow plays glow in the dark
Topiary grow in parks

I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.

Joan Miro

Would art’s demise end the strife
With which existence is rife
Would it still be worth the price
Were life without art still life

You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.

―George Bernard Shaw



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