“Art becomes so specialized as to be comprehensible only to artists, and they complain bitterly of public indifference to their work. (…)
In each artistic circle are thousands of such artists, of whom the majority seek only for some new technical manner, and who produce millions of works of art without enthusiasm, with cold hearts and souls asleep.
Competition arises. The wild battle for success becomes more and more material. Small groups who have fought their way to the top of the chaotic world of art and picture-making entrench themselves in the territory they have won. The public, left far behind, looks on bewildered, loses interest and turns away.” Concerning the Spiritual in Art, by Wassily Kandinsky
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