“No artist should be the only, the sole artist among artists, the central one, the director of all…”

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“No artist should be the only, the sole artist among artists, the central one, the director of all the others; rather, all artists should be all of these things, but each one from his own point of view. No artist should be merely the representative of his genre, but should relate himself and his genre to the whole, and thereby influence and control it. Like the Roman senators, true artists are a nation of kings.”

Friedrich Schlegel, Ideas

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