Friday, May 1, 2009

imperfection, the greatness of man

As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
- Ernst Fischer


thinker said...

My professor used to say that if we could make a perfect copy of reality, it would not be art. And i believe it is true, art actually is based on unique imperfections of the artist, on artist's intimate and beautiful errors in perceiving..

Luisa Santos said...

yes, that's very true. it's about adding your impressions, fingerprints, in a way.

thinker said...

Fingerprints are a beautiful metaphor. It is amazing how we actually enrich reality with our personal imperfections.