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Art is one of the ways people communicate with one another. Every work of art brings the viewer to into a special kind of relationship, both with whoever has created or is creating the art and also with everyone else who—together with him, or before or afterwards—is subject to that
artistic impression.
—Leo Tolstoy

It would be a mistake to ascribe this creative power
to an inborn talent.
In art, the genius creator is not just a gifted being, but a person who has succeeded in arranging for their appointed end, a complex of activities, of which the work is the outcome, requiring an effort.
—Henri Matisse

Art is so varied that to reduce it to any single purpose, be it even the salvation of mankind, is an abomination before the Lord.
—Nikolai Gumilev

Conception, my boy, fundamental brain work,
is what makes all the difference in art.
—Dante Gabriel Rosetti

Art is art.
Everything else is everything else.
—Ad Reinhardt

It is art that makes life, makes interest, makes importance…
and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
—Henry James

It's not what you look at that matters,
it's what you see.
—Henry David Thoreau

Tide Night

A Riot of Music and Poetry

«CAUSA ARTIUM» and the “Novaya Kozha” arts and literary journal celebrated Old New Year’s with a wild evening of music and poetry featuring the poets of “Novaya Kozha”:

  • Aleksandr Galper
  • Grigory Kapelyan
  • Leonid Drozner
  • Igor Satanovsky

along with the notorious Psoy Korolenko, renowned jazz saxophonist Yaacov Mayman, and Dr. William James Austin, outstanding American poet and guitarist, composer of music and lyrics for Lou Rawls, the fusion group Hammer, an embarrassing television sitcom, and other rock and jazz greats and semi-greats.