real events

A real event has an intensity that can never be equalled by an artwork that would like to imitate it or be its equivalent. Hence art must suggest another kind of emotion to our mind and to our taste. It is not worthy of art for it to be subordinated to material reality. For art to deserve attracting our mind, it must transport us beyond this reality. It is the nobility of the mind to give art its own reality. Thus in art the mind elevates, rises, and is elevated. If it is subordinated to nature and to matter, it is crushed.