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Answer #1 | 31/12 2013 06:50
Though I agree with SmartAZ about the misuse of the word soul, I think we could talk about spirit instead. Whatever it is that connects us to a higher plain than our daily lives is what Poe means by soul. What Poe is saying is two fold: 1. Art is the production of what our senses tell us about Nature. Something more knowledgeable in us filters our the impurities of our (contaminated!!??) senses. That word contaminated is a word of my own use. I use it because if our senses were perfect, we would be able to reproduce exactly what we see in Nature. 2. The second sentence is really a summary of what I have said about the word contaminated. Because we cannot reproduce exactly what is in Nature, we do not deserve to use the term artist in relation to us.
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Answer #2 | 31/12 2013 06:21
What we call "art" is shallow and flimsy attempt to interpret of the full glory of creation. God is the only true artist.
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