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SCIENCE AND ART AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY, 1942

Nature volume 149, pages 603604 (30 May 1942) | Download Citation

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WHEN reviewing last year's Summer Exhibition VV at the Royal Academy, I ventured to say that since intellectual honesty is at the foundations of both science and art, there is no fundamental distinction between them, and that apart from the objectivity of the one and the subjectivity of the other the differences are mainly those of design, of technique, and of the medium of expression. I did not attempt to define what art is because there is so much difference of opinion among professional critics, to say nothing of the disagreements to be found among painter-writers, that it seemed presumptuous for a zoologist to try to do so. On the other hand, it is but just to the artist that the critic should explain his methods so far as in him lies, and this entails an effort to define his terms.

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