Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Are Artists REALLY Dangerous?

Photo: http://projectavalon.net
How often have we been misrepresented or misquoted, or just plain misunderstood?

Queen Victoria is reputed to have said "Beware of artists - they mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous" when what she actually said was: "I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous".

So, do these two quotes mean the same thing, or could they perhaps be interpreted in a totally different way?

This calligraphy is a great work of art, but does the message genuinely reflect what Queen Victoria meant?

7 comments

  1. Totally believe it Erika, bwahahahaha

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  2. I must be really dangerous. I've been mixing with artists for the last 10 days and loved every minute of it!

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  3. LOL, nuvofelt - so at least two of us are really dangerous! I've been mixing with artists since I went to Art College in the late 1970's :)

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  4. Misinterpretation has always been used against artist, so it is perfectly excused this time as well! The good thing is that artists are carefree hippies who don't care! (a misinterpretation again?)

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  5. Thanks for your thoughtful observation, Kanelstrand - good job us carefree hippies don't care, huh?!

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