Wikiquote:Quote of the day/September 3, 2015

Louis Sullivan circa 1895.jpg
Thomas Cole - Architect’s Dream - Google Art Project.jpg
 
Cathedral of Christ the King (Lexington, Kentucky), interior, baptismal font and stained glass.jpg

It cannot for a moment be doubted that an art work to be alive, to awaken us to its life, to inspire us sooner or later with its purpose, must indeed be animate with a soul, must have been breathed upon by the spirit and must breathe in turn that spirit. It must stand for the actual, vital first-hand experiences of the one who made it, and must represent his deep-down impression not only of physical nature but more especially and necessarily his understanding of the out-working of that Great Spirit which makes nature so intelligible to us that it ceases to be a phantasm and becomes a sweet, a superb, a convincing Reality.

~ Louis Sullivan ~

Phoenix in the philosophers stone.jpg

  BMVB - Ramón López Redondo - Finestra gòtica claustre del monestir de FresdelVal (Burgos) - 903.jpg
Caspar David Friedrich - Frau vor untergehender Sonne.jpg