Wisdom on Wednesdays—Energy necessary to light

“All spiritual activity, or religion, is like a storage battery which illuminates the imagination and produces a culture.  Hence all humanism, all paganism—all art—is a reaction away from religion (but not an evil reaction).  Unless the ancestors of a man or a nation have by means of moral progress and contemplation stored up powerful energy in the batteries, no life, or no epoch would be outstanding in the production of beauty.”  (October 1941)

CSF42000

Palace of Septimius Severus, watercolor on paper, 18 x 15 in.
A work dating from the 1940s based on sketches done in Rome in the 1935.

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