Art and nothing but art!

by Hugh

Art and nothing but art! It is the great means of making life possible, the great seduction to life, the great stimulant of life….
Art as the redemption of the man of knowledge–-of those who see the terrifying and questionable character of existence, who want to see it, the men of tragic knowledge.
Art as the redemption of the man of action–-of those who not only see the terrifying and questionable character of existence but live it, want to live it, the tragic war-like men, the hero.
Art as the redemption of the sufferer–as the way to states in which suffering is willed, transfigured, diefied, where suffering is a form of great delight.

Friedrich Nietzsche in Will to Power, fragment 853