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?

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