Friday, November 8, 2019

The World Must Be Romanticized

The Accolade, Edmund Leighton, 1901
"The world must be romanticized. Only in that way will one rediscover its original senses. Romanticization is nothing less than a qualitative raising of the power of a thing... I romanticize something when I give the commonplace a higher meaning, the known the dignity of the unknown, and the finite the appearance of the infinite."
~ Novalis