intuition of the individual only, in the spontaneous perception of a connection, an equivalence between certain states of mind and certain plastic signs which must of necessity translate them. What is new is thinking that symbolism of this kind, far from being incompatible with the classical method, can in fact renew its effectiveness and develop it in an admirable way. And not the least advantage of this system is that of basing a very objective art, an extremely general, plastic language, in short a classical art, on the most subjective and subtle aspect of the human soul, on the most mysterious workings of our inner life.
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Publication information: Book title: Modern Art and Modernism:A Critical Anthology. Contributors: Francis Frascina - Editor, Charles Harrison - Editor, Deirdre Paul - Editor. Publisher: Harper & Row. Place of publication: New York. Publication year: 1982. Page number: 55.