TO ME, “ART IS THE MASTERY OF SUBLIME AND INNOCENT WORKS!”
Original text in both the National Ivoryan alphabet and French
To me, “art” is the mastery of sublime and innocent works! Yes! To me art is “beauty”: it is “the good”: it is “goodness”: it is the gentlest of words stimulating love of life: it is virtue exposed in order to teach it: it is an effective remedy against disease: it is a “signed peace treaty”: it is a beautiful discourse brining mankind together as brothers: it is a melodious song praising sublime innocence: it is a marvelous dance enthralling all eyes; it is the perfect scientific explanation demonstrating to mankind the irrefutable reason for the existence of “God” whose “perfect” and never-ceasing imitation of infinite and dazzling works answers to the name of great civilization: Finally art is the aesthetic Creation of “beautiful and natural forms”, measured, woven, cast, sculpted, forged and arranged, which mankind produces and spreads out in space and time as a “foundation” for its civilization.