Friday, October 30, 2015

Private beauty: October 30, 2015

"Beauty Berry" -- Color-Reduction Woodcut by EKS
[T]he outsiders will dispense with pageantry not from any puritanical dislike of beauty.  On the contrary, it will be one of their aims to increase private beauty; the beauty of spring, summer, autumn; the beauty of flowers, silks, clothes; the beauty which brims not only every field and wood but every barrow in Oxford Street; the scattered beauty which needs only to be combined by artists in order to become visible to all.  But they will dispense with the dictated, regimented, official pageantry, in which only one sex takes an active part--those ceremonies, for example, which depend upon the deaths of kings, or their coronations to inspire them.

Three Guineas (134)

1 comment:

  1. Keep up the good work, Elisa! I enjoy every entry, even though I don't often comment.