The beautiful is not in Nature; it is we who put it there. The sense of beauty we feel before a landscape does not come from the landscape’s aesthetic perfection. It comes from the fact that the look of things is in perfect agreement with our instincts, our propensities, with everything that makes up our unconscious personality.
Bust of St Sebastian
Tempera and oil on panel, 54 x 40 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg
Some ignorant kid.
Seems like pretty sound advice.