A quote by W. Allston

29 Feb 2016

Something inspirational:

“Never judge a work of art by its defects.”

WASHINGTON ALLSTON

6 Responses to “A quote by W. Allston”

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  1. Maria Lunde 29. Feb, 2016 at 3:45 pm #

    This quote can be applied on how people tend to focus on people’s differences and make judgments on them. They might miss out on getting to know a great individual because of this.

    We all have our own defects; it’s part of being human.

    • Ilana 29. Feb, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

      Thanks Maria. Yes, you’re absolutely right. I have nothing more that I feel I need to add. Your response says it all.

  2. Brad 29. Feb, 2016 at 5:08 pm #

    We are fundamentally defective and that’s what makes us, us. So to me if a work of art has defects that’s a good thing.

    There is no such thing as perfect after all.

    • Ilana 29. Feb, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

      I suppose I’m lucky in a way, because I know I’m not perfect because I was born with Cerebral Palsy and that’s helped me see that I’m not and I’m okay with it.

      What is perfect anyway? How does one define being perfect? Even if we could be perfect, we’d spend too much time trying to be perfect and would eventually become disillusioned.

      I believe the human condition is completely flawed, but there are those who believe they’re perfect.

  3. Tim 01. Mar, 2016 at 8:52 pm #

    Chasing perfection means we’ll always be behind it. But an artist falls in love with defects and the average perfectionist is rarely in love with anything.

    • Ilana 02. Mar, 2016 at 7:42 am #

      Yes, I totally agree. I’ve nothing more that I need to add. Your response says it all. Thanks Tim.

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