June 26, 2011

« The most impressive “cubist” manifesto has been formulated by Plato in the Philebus: “But by beauty of shape I want you to understand not what the multitude generally means by this expression, like the beauty of living beings or of paintings representing them, but something alternatively rectilinear and circular, and the surfaces and solids which one can produce from the rectilinear and the circular, with compass, set-square and rule. Because these things are not, like the others, conditionally beautiful, but are beautiful in themselves”. » ~ “The geometry of art and life”, Matila Ghyka.

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