Quotable #33: Edgar Allan Poe’s Definition Of Art

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“Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the senses perceive in nature through the veil of the soul.'” — Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia, 1844

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My name Edmark M. Law. I work as a freelance writer, mainly writing about science and mathematics. I am an ardent hobbyist. I like to read, solve puzzles, play chess, make origami and play basketball. In addition, I dabble in magic, particularly card magic and other sleight-of-hand type magic. I live in Hong Kong. I blog at learnfunfacts.com. You can find me on Twitter @EdmarkMLaw and Facebook. My email is learnfunfacts@gmail.com
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17 Responses to Quotable #33: Edgar Allan Poe’s Definition Of Art

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  4. Isha Garg says:

    Edgar Allan Poe. Enough said, no? 😊 words from the man himself.. Loved it!

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  5. Interesting fact. Edgar Allan Poe was one of the most depressed “poet” of his time… But very wise, and a lot of people related to him.

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  6. A veiled reproduction too, can it ever be the exact same as we perceive?

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  8. Thank you for posting. You have all the answers
    John.

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  9. how amazing! That is why he was and still is, one of the best poets of all times!

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  10. delphini510 says:

    Wonderful saying by Edgar Allan Poe, thanks for bringing it to our attention.
    miriam

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