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"Wherever we examine without prejudice the mental effects of true works of art in literature & music, in painting or sculpture, in decorative arts or architecture, we find that the central aesthetic value is directly opposed to the spirit of imitation. A work of art may or must start from something which awakens in us the interests of reality & which contains traits of reality, & to that extent it cannot avoid some imitation. But-
it becomes art just in so far as it overcomes reality, stops imitating & leaves the imitated reality behind it.
It is artistic just in so far as it does not imitate reality but changes the world, selects from it special features for new purposes, remodels the world & is through this truly creative. To imitate the world is a mechanical process; to transform the world so that it becomes a thing of beauty is the purpose of art. The highest art may be furthest removed from reality."
- Hugo Münsterberg,
The Photoplay: A Psychological Study