Saturday, October 25, 2008

quilts are art

Now that we use duvets to cover our beds instead of wool blankets and quilts - can we finally say that quilts are art? I don't necessarily agree with the following quote, but came across it this morning and was provoked.

“Only the useless is truly beautiful. Everything useful is ugly since it is the expression of a need, and a man’s needs are, like his pitiful, infirm nature, ignoble and disgusting. The most useful place in the house is the latrine.”
1835 – Theopile Gautier


  1. Anonymous2:22 am

    Thank you for putting this quote about beauty in the post. I've never seen this point of view expressed so bluntly and concisely before. I've recently been thinking about beauty and the changes in the cultural perspective toward it in the last week.


  2. Anonymous2:30 am

    Oops. Things might be clearer if the last sentence in my comment above had a deletion of the words "in the last week" and a period after "it".



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