Nietzsche on Art

“In the consciousness of the truth once perceived, man now sees everywhere only the terror or the absurdity of existence …. But at this juncture, when the will is most imperiled, art approaches, as a redeeming and healing enchantress; she alone may transform these horrible reflections on the terror and absurdity of existence into representations with which man may live. These are the representation of the sublime as the artistic conquest of the awful, and the comic as the artistic release from the nausea of the absurd.”

Nietzsche

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~ by Thanatologist on 2009-03-13.

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