You ought always to begin a page at the beginning, emotion in art.

The essence of the powerful emotion in visual art is petrol or linseed oil (even salad oil).

Emotion fairies are potentially the most powerful art device because emotions and memory are built into them.

(...) Following a familiar logic, which assumes that the decadent is inherently inferior in value than the non-decadent.

No sensible person would confuse precision with importance in intellectual life.

Who's afraid of the dark?

In Pascal's view, the human condition is characterized by inconstancy, boredom, and anxiety.

Emotion fairies

Focusing your mind on what you are drawing makes you being happier

Finding their quirks, they decided to see if the picture had legs of its own.

The average piece of cute bug artwork is made from parts (psychology + chemistry + economics) that are in proportion to each other in predictable ways. Distortion and unlikeness can play a crucial role in how the representing is achieved.