Friday, October 27, 2006

Ansel Adams And Alfred Stieglitz, #2

I believe that the artist and his art are only a part of the total human experience; the viewer in the world at large is the essential other part. I feel that a true work of art is like nothing else in the world. It is not essential to know how the artist thinks or how he believes he relates to his profession or his society. What he creates is his message. For me a work of art does not cry for comprehension, only for reaction at the level of art itself.

Stieglitz taught me what became my first commandment: “Art is the affirmation of life.”

Ansel Adams
Ansel Adams: An Autobiography

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