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2 DRAMATIC AND LYRIC INTERPRETATION
Know your fellow-creature as you know your­self and you will be an artist; love your fellow-creature as yourself and you will be a genius; worship God and his creation, sing its praise and you will be immortal!
Let the mercenary disdain its beauties, let the crowd remain faithful to its slavish task, let it remain the prisoner of a narrow, curbed mentality — but you ! — Free yourself!
But beware!
If you want to become an artist, you must understand "Art" — art in all forms that every art embraces.
Music without color lacks plasticity . . . it is unharmonious!
Painting without plasticity lacks harmony . . . it is colorless.
Sculpture without harmony lacks color . . . it is shapeless.
Poetry without form, color, and rhythm lacks sculpture, painting, and music, and is therefore without art.
A singer with the most splendid voice may be often a deplorable artist, but as the crowd makes him a " success," every one who is blessed with the same singing mechanism wants to become the same "success."








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