Friday, April 2, 2010

unexpected beauties

photograph by rune guneriussen

"I don't mean that every day becomes perfect if we enjoy art. But having spent much of my own life looking at it, I have come to feel that everything, even the most ordinary daily affair, is enriched by the lessons that can be gleaned from art: that beauty is often where you don't expect to find it; that it is something we may discover and also invent, then reinvent, for ourselves; that the most important things in the world are never as simple as they seem but that the world is also richer when it declines to abide by comforting formulas."

--Michael Kimmelman, "The Accidental Masterpiece"

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

I think people are much richer when they decline to abide by comforting formulas, too. :)