A friend gave me a copy of Robert Henri’s 1923 book “The Art Spirit”. I found this quote on page 145. It made me think that art and grace go hand in hand.
“I am always sorry for the Puritan, for he has guided his life against desire and against nature, He found that he thought was comfort, for he believed the spirit’s safety was in negation, but he has never given the world one minute’s joy or produced one symbol of the beautiful order of nature. He sought peace in bondage and his spirit became a prisoner.”
The Art Spirit
By Robert Henri, 1923
Basic Books, New York (2007 imprint)