Alfred North Whitehead said, “Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience.”
Do you agree? Why or why not?
Filed under Quotes for Writers
Tagged as Alfred North Whithead, art, Julaina Kleist-Corwin, patterns, quote, writing
I could argue pro or con, but I think the reality is that it’s a two-way street. Experience is the interpretation of patterns which we then express in our art.
Experience gives us the material from which to create art. Whether the result is a pattern depends upon how you define pattern. Some art is amazing because it seems to defy traditional pattern.
Thanks, Zane and Julie. It’s interesting how Whitehead worded it.
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