I have been reading a book on art (as a favour for someone).
“According to Schelling, art is the product or consequence of a world view in which the subject becomes its own object, or the object itself its own subject. ”
And the book is full of such gems. FULL. Another example:
“art may be called play, though not in the sense of a worthless occupation, but in the sense of a manifestation of the beauty of life itself, which has no other aim than beauty.”