To apprehend beauty is to work for it

Alley (black and white photograph)
Alley (black and white photograph by Paul Poilitis), 2016

“The appreciation of art should not be considered as merely a pleasurable pastime. To apprehend beauty is to work for it. It is a mighty and an entrancing effort, and the enjoyment of a picture is not only in the pleasure it inspires, but in the comprehension of the new order of construction used in its making.”

Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

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