GOETHE ODER SCHILLER
It is the summer of 1799 and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller have big plans.
I am all for attacking dilettantism with every weapon possible, writes Schiller in a letter to his confidant. In their collaborative dilettantism project, Goethe and Schiller try to identify both the concept of the true art genius and its counterpart the dilettante. The legendary friends of Weimar Classicism aim for nothing less than defining the ultimate rules for judging art and art practice. In tables and fragments they determine the use and harm of dilettantism, ready to forever destroy the reputation of the presumptuous non-master who spares effort to thoroughness.
Surprisingly enough, the two turn out to not be very thorough themselves - the project was neither finished nor published through the rest of their lives. Reason enough to bring to an end to what begun with such enthusiasm. Do you have enough required knowledge, skills and, above all, natural genius to prove your talent? In the end, only one can be The True Artist.
A project by g.a.d.o.