Camden Arts Centre

One thing, however, did become clear to him – why so many perfect works of art did not please him at all, why they were almost hateful and boring to him, in spite of a certain undeniable beauty.

Katja Strunz's Sound of the Pregeometric Age, Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, Hampstead, Camden, NW3

Workshops, churches, and palaces were full of these fatal works of art; he had even helped with a few himself.

Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, Hampstead, Camden, NW3

They were deeply disappointing because they aroused the desire for the highest and did not fulfill it.

Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, Hampstead, Camden, NW3

They lacked the most essential thing – mystery. That was what dreams and truly great works of art had in common: mystery.

Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, Hampstead, Camden, NW3

From Hermann Hesse’s Narcissus and Goldmund (1930)

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