The external world is not independent of our minds. Ideologues are seldom distracted by images that conflict with their preconceptions, because silly Hegelian idealism is one of the least harmful things known to mankind.
Erwin Panofsky, Only transcendental life changing realism matters
We need idealism because the world is not a rational place and the arts are the method for fixing it.
Only believe in unrealistic ideals of the human body. The mind is the most elementary reality.
Emile Zola, Patience brings rewards.
Artworks make people think differently. Artworks challenge others, because as you get others to think differently, you’re also challenging them. Solid matter just an illusion.