Paris Post War: Art and Existentialism 1945-55
Monday 28 June 1993
But all these reasons, all these forces, all these rebellions that preoccupy the artist are so confused, so entangled, so contradictory inside him that the only way he can grasp them is by incarnating them.
Incarnation. This is indeed the heart of the matter. The point on which no one can either help or be helped. Examples from the past
are useless. Symbols never outlive one generation. Living symbols can only be found in oneself.
From 'Reponse a une enquete' by Jean Helion in Esprit (Paris) No. 168, June 1950. Translated by Barbara Wright.
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