Almost every picture painted, or at any rate hung on the walls of the galleries, is nothing but an impudent criticism of Nature. To blame the writing critics of these criticisms is to show intolerance of one’s own kind. Creation has prospered in spite of the devil – Art has prospered in spite of the critic. Indeed, denial strengthens positive assertion.
How to cite
Harold Gilman, ‘Composition in Painting’, in The Art News, 12 May 1910, p.218, in Helena Bonett, Ysanne Holt, Jennifer Mundy (eds.), The Camden Town Group in Context, Tate Research Publication, May 2012, https://www.tate.org.uk/art/research-publications/camden-town-group/harold-gilman-composition-in-painting-r1104287, accessed 26 June 2019.