Your quotation for today would seem to be a very good corollary for Francis Bacon's header statement.
Hi Gaye, I have no idea what that means! Your thoughts? N.G.
in simplicity we can find great beauty-and in that there is depth.
I like your choice of words better- I agree that there is often profundity and great beauty in simplicity. It would be profound to know why Mr. Porter chose the word casual. Lol, While I'm running errands today, I'll be trying to come up with some instances in which what is most casual reveals profound orderliness. At least I won't be thinking about the disorderly traffic! :)
J and G. I think looking at his own paintings this quote which I love because it pares down everything. it is this idea of stripping down to the essence. Here is a link to a post I did with Philip Bewley, reader and antique expert. http://littleaugury.blogspot.com/search/label/Shibuipgt
My beautiful niece got married last Saturday...an historic little Church of Pre-Raphaelite beauty circa 1890, she wore my Veil - this year will be 25 years ago I wore...and the reception was held at her parents home in the backyard for 160 with dinner, dance and LOVE...EVER SO OLD FASHIONED, EVER SO SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL!Your post said volumes over the weekend!
Porter's perception makes a seductively endearing argument, even if it is a hazardous generalization; in postures of puppies and children this is especially true. It's also a tremendously fertile grain for conversation, as I hope (against likelihood) you may find in readers' comments.