Contemplation {Beauty in Art}

“Beauty is the raison d’être of fine art. It is not conceived as a commodity to be bought and sold, but as an act of philosophy. For beauty is the image of perfection. It reflects a universal harmony, as in it opposites are reconciled and particulars unified. Through beauty art achieves its catharsis; it puts order on the chaos of quotidian life.”

~ Charles H. Cecil

From the Charles H. Cecil Studios Studio Handbook, compiled by Marc Dalessio with contributions by Nicholas Beer, Brandon Soloff, Hazel Morgan, Patrick Graham, Scott Pohlschmidt, Lee Johnson, Greg Horwitch, and Charles Cecil 


“Contemplation”         L. Rosenkranz