But the appreciator has yet to penetrate art's inmost secret.
In the actual presence of the picture the appreciator's experience is complex.
Art exists not only for the artist's sake but for the appreciator too.
For the artist it is creation by expression; for the appreciator it is creation by evocation.
To the appreciator the arts of form carry a twofold significance.
The value of the subject to the appreciator, however, is not immediately clear.
The task of the appreciator, then, is to develop his capacity to receive and enjoy.
They say this because I am an appreciator of Voltaire and his expose of the hypocrites of his day.
It was my work to hunt them out and bring them to him as to one who was an appreciator.
The task of the appreciator, correspondingly, is to receive the artist's message in the same terms in which it was conceived.