“The task of art is to take hold of the shining,
the radiance, the manifestation,
of that which as spirit weaves and lives throughout the world.
All genuine art seeks the spirit.
Even when art wishes to represent the ugly, the disagreeable,
it is concerned, not with the sensory-disagreeable as such,
but with the spiritual which proclaims its nature
in the midst of unpleasantness.
If the spiritual shines through the ugly, even the ugly becomes beautiful. In art it is upon a relation to the spiritual that beauty depends.”