"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." Edgar Degas

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Relativity

Here's an interesting observation by Bertrand Russell, talking about Albert Einstein:

"He is more fortunate than the artist. When the public cannot understand a picture or a poem, they conclude that it is a bad picture or a bad poem. When they cannot understand the theory of relativity they conclude (rightly) that their education has been insufficient. Consequently Einstein is honoured while the best painters are left to starve in garrets, and Einstein is happy while the painters are unhappy."