Patrick May wrote:

> The arts community is tolerant of different ideologies.  However, each
> ideology has rather specific qualifications of what makes "good" art.

Agreed.  This comes back to whether the nature of Art lies more in the 
medium itself, or the interpretation of the Art on the part of the 
observer.

>> "Artists look inside themselves for truth.
....
> Where did this adage come from?   It seems to imply that
> mathematicians throw livelier parties than artists... :-)

I don't recall... it came to me as an anonymous quote, probably in a 
signature.

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