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six Stone-lectures

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CALVINISM AND ART.

190

though

the

the

with

is

little

that,

mere strumming,

is

more than daubing,

overwhelming,

preferred

complain

exube-

yet, the

of having a share in the privileges of art

feeling

so

may

artist

piano-playing

majority,

and painting rant

inspired

really

abandonment of

to the

tion.

To have

poor,

upon the

scorn

the

that

the artist

of

is

art-training in educa-

production of your own, however

laid a

of art becomes

altar

more and more

the characteristic of an accomplished civilization.

Finally,

in all this

the desire of enjoyment through ear and eye

expresses

itself,

the stage.

And

especially if it

often sinful,

stances in

it

is

ways

many

court

and

that are less noble

many

equally certain, that in

men

love of art leads

this

of music and of

cannot be denied that

these sensual pleasures in

too

by means

in-

enjoyment

to seek

nobler directions and lessens the appetite for lower Especially in our great

sensuality.

cities,

stage-managers

are able to provide such first-rate entertainments, and the easy

imparts

an

such

now brought

of an

for

ever-widening

concede

to

finest artistic

our

best

enjoyments

almost no price within the reach class.

threatened

that,

character

international

and players, that the

singers

are

means of communication between the nations

Besides,

it

is

but

fair to

with atrophy by materialism

rationalism,

the

human

antidote

against

this

withering

instinct.

Unchecked, the dominating influences of money

and

and of barren the emotions the

holier

heart

to

intellectualism

in

of

process,

in its artistic

would reduce the

freezing-point.

benefits

reacts

heart naturally seeks an

religion,

And, unable the

an art-intoxication.

life

of

to grasp

mysticism of the

Hence, though

I

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Calvinism - pagina 194

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