Arthur Koestler
[Writer, b. 1905, Budapest, Hungary, d. 1983, London, England.]

 The “innocent eye” is a fiction, based on the absurd notion that what we perceive in the present can be isolated in the mind from the influence of past experience There is no perception of “pure form” but meaning seeps in, and settles on the image. 
 The thing represented had to pass through two distorting lenses: the artist’s mind, and his medium of expression, before it emerged as a man-made dream—the two, of course, being intimately connected and interacting with each other.