DORA MAAR OR THE WAR
A true artist doesn't worry about the necessities of the times; rather, he senses them. He knows what the present moment in time is, and what its novelty is. He knows this through a power of intuitive vision one might characterize the "feeling of the times." Although an artist may live in the bewildering multiplicity of small, anonymous events which fill—and constitute—a period, he is nonetheless able to grasp that period in its entirety. It becomes the "novelty" of his art.