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Story: On the role of art

From Tilda Swinton’s speech spoken at the Rothko Chapel

“I believe that all great art holds the power to dissolve things: time, distance, difference, injustice, alienation, despair. I believe that all great art holds the power to mend things: join, comfort, inspire hope in fellowship, reconcile us to our selves.

Art is good for my soul precisely because it reminds me that we have souls in the first place.

We stand before a work of art and our spirit is lifted by it: amazing that someone is like us!                 We stand before a work of art and our spirit resists: amazing that someone is different!”

(Read the marvelous speech here)

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