THE TRUTH WITHIN
works of art which have scooped up the truth and presented it to us as a living
force – they take hold of us, compel us, and nobody ever, not even in ages to
come, will appear to refute them. … They can perform a miracle. … art transfers
the whole weight of an unfamiliar, lifelong experience with all its burdens,
its colours, its sap of life; it recreates in the flesh an unknown experience
and allows us to possess it as our own.
|Portrait of Stanislavski by Valentin Serov, 1908|