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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill (30 ноя 1874 - 24 янв 1965) Thoughts and Adventures, 1932



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It would be interesting if some real authority investigated carefully the part which memory plays in painting. We look at the object with an intent regard, then at the palette, and thirdly at the canvas. The canvas receives a message dispatched usually a few seconds before from the natural object.
But it has come through a post-office en route. It has been transmitted in code. It has been turned from light into paint. It reaches the canvas a cryptogram. Not until it has been placed in its correct relation to everything else that is on the canvas can it be deciphered, is its meaning apparent, is it translated once again from mere pigment into light And the light this time is not of Nature but of Art. The whole of this considerable process is carried through on the wings or the wheels of memory. In most cases we think it is the wings— airy and quick like a butterfly from flower to flower.
But all heavy traffic and all that has to go a long journey must travel on wheels.
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