The Fine Art of Reading

LORD DAVID CECIL

Why should we feel that the experience given us by accomplished works of art, whatever their subject matter, is agreeable; but also precious and illuminating? Surely the answer is to be found in the fact that the soul is born instinctively desiring order , harmony, beauty, but finds herself in a world disorderly, dissonant, and in great part ugly. In consequence, she is forever unsatisfied.

photos: jan deen 1975 Cecile Wilson, Panaieff dance studio, Stuttgart Ballet.
Lynda Marx, Marinaccio studio, American Ballet Theatre.