Ideologues are seldom distracted by images that conflict with their preconceptions, because silly Hegelian idealism is one of the least harmful things known to mankind.
Erwin Panofsky, Only transcendental idealism matters
We need idealism because the world is not a rational place and the arts are the method for fixing it.
Only believe in unrealistic ideals of the human body.
Emile Zola, Patience brings rewards.