Industrialism and Art

Today's Maurin

Eric Gill says: the notion of work has been separated from the notion of art.

The notion of the useful has been separated from the notion of the beautiful.

The artist, that is to say, the responsible workman, has been separated from all other workmen.

The factory hand has no responsibility for what he produces.

He has been reduced to a sub-human condition of intellectual irresponsibility.

Industrialism has released the artist from the necessity of making anything useful.

Industrialism has also released the workman from making anything amusing.