Art: Workman

You can't have art and religion both together.

What British Artist Eric Gill meant, when he wrote those words, was that he could see no common ground between his own religious sense and the kind of subjective, self-celebrating Art that moderns most admire. Bearded, bespectacled Gill never believed in Art. He believed in the arts—"with a small 'a' and an 's'—whether it be the art of cooking or that of painting portraits or church pictures. But that's a very different matter and puts the 'artist' under the obligation of knowing what he is making...

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