...As he said once, "the entire truth of Nature cannot be copied"
so "the artist must select between the major and minor facts of the outer
world; that, before he executes, he must pronounce whether he will embody
the essential effect, that which steals on the soul and possesses it
without painful analysis, or the separate details which belong to the
geometrician and destroy the effect."...
Ludlow, F. "Harriet Hosmer's Zenobia"
The Atlantic Monthly Feb. 1865, p. 249, col. 1
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