Tolstoy’s POV

“The task is one of enormous difficulty. Under the cloak of ‘art,’ so much selfish amusement and self-indulgence tries to justify itself, and so many mercenary interests are concerned in preventing the light from shining in upon the subject, that the clamour raised by this book can only be compared to that raised by the silversmiths of Ephesus when they shouted, ‘Great is Diana of the Ephesians!’ for about the space of two hours.”

Excerpt From: Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. “What is art?.” New York : Funk & Wagnalls, 1904.

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