GALLERY: Inspiration for the project
"Without tradition, art is a flock of sheep that lacks a shepherd;
... without innovation it is a corpse."
The Oxford Companion to Music, on Puccini.
".The composer was just original enough to arouse attention ... not employing his own systems of harmony but that of his predecessors, served up with new condiments."
T.S. Eliot, in 'Tradition and the individual talent'.
"The past should be altered by the present as much as the present is directed by the past.
The artist who is aware of this is aware of great difficulties and responsibilities."
"We say the work appears to conform, or it appears to be individual, but we are hardly likely to find it one and not the other."