Edgar Allan Poe Quote: “Were I called on to define…”

Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it ‘the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.’ The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of ‘Artist.’

Edgar Allan Poe


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Name: Edgar Allan Poe
Profession: Poet
Nationality: American
Birthday: January 19, 1809
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