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Ideas of Leo Tolstoy, by Text

[Russian, 1828 - 1910, Born at Yasnaya Polyana, where he ran family estate. Military service as a young man. Novelist. Died at Astapovo Station.]

1898 What is Art?
Ch.16 p.231 The purpose of art is to help mankind to evolve better, more socially beneficial feelings
Ch.17 p.251 The highest feelings of mankind can only be transmitted by art
Ch.17 p.257 The upper classes put beauty first, and thus freed themselves from morality
Ch.3 p.91 We separate the concept of beauty from goodness, unlike the ancients
Ch.5 p.123 Art is when one man uses external signs to hand on his feelings to another man
Ch.9 p.149 True works of art transmit completely new feelings