Thursday, January 12, 2012

amateur

Excerpt from the book The Accidental Masterpiece by Michael Kimmelman

I hope to approach the art of seeing here in the spirit of an amateur. I mean amateur in the original sense of the word, as a lover, someone who does something for the love of it, whole heartedly. The best amateur has the skills of a professional but true professionals stay amateurs at heart, keeping a lid on the cynicism and irony that can pass for sophistication in some circles. Skepticism is useful, and for critics, necessary. 

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Cannot agree more. And the best possible explanation I've read so far. 

Srik

2 comments:

Divenita said...

Woaah! :)Inspiring

Sonam Gupta said...

Thanku for sharing this.