Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Ionesco on Art as Non-conformity

A creative work of art is, by its very novelty, aggressive; spontaneously aggressive, it strikes out at the public, against the majority; it arouses indignation by its non-conformity, which is, in itself, a form of vindication.

Eugene Ionesco (b.1912),
Rumanian-born French writer,
quoted in Writers in Revolt (1963).