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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 132 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)

GETTING ART’S PRIORITIES STRAIGHT

“Art...is a means of union among men, joining them together in the same feelings, and indispensable for the life and progress toward well-being of individuals and of humanity.”

Leo Tolstoy, What is Art? Chapter V

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When the famous Russian writer and philosopher Leo Tolstoy was given the opportunity to visit an opera rehearsal, he was repulsed by what he witnessed. An excess of time, effort, and money was being poured into what he considered to be a purely ...

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