Art is Skill
that is what it has always been and what it has always been said to be.
But it is a deliberate skill; and a work of art is the product of voluntary acts directed towards
making. Hence art is a virtue of the intelligence - it is of the mind.
Deliberation and volition are essential to the thing called art.
- Eric Gill
Art - "A Window to the Infinite"
The function of all art lies ... in breaking through the narrow ... enclosure of the finite,
in which man is immersed while living here below, and in providing a window to the infinite for his
- Pius XII