Art of Decay



"In a decaying society, Art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And unless it wants to break faith with its social function, Art must show the world as changeable. And help to change it." -Ernst Fischer


“Man, became man through work, who stepped out of the animal kingdom as transformer of the natural into the artificial, who became therefore the magician, man the creator of social reality, will always stay the great magician, will always be Prometheus...” -Ernst Fischer


“To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.” 
Ernst Fischer


“As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.”  - Ernst Fischer
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