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Is it to represent the real as it is or the appearance as it appears; or is painting an imitation of an appearance or of truth?"
" Of an appearance," he said.
" The imitator's art, then, is far removed from truth, and apparently accomplishes all that it attempts because it lays hold of only a small part of each object, and that part a phantasm.(2) For instance the painter, we say, will paint us a shoemaker, a carpenter, and all other craftsmen, although he has no knowledge of the arts of any one of them. Nevertheless, if he is a good painter, in case he paints a carpenter and represents him at a distance, he may deceive children and simple people by making them believe that the picture is a real carpenter."
" Surely."
" Well, I suppose, my friend, we must come to this conclusion about all such matters: Whenever anyone tells us that he has met a man who knows all handicrafts and all other things that anybody knows, and upon every subject has more exact knowledge than any other man, we must reply to such an informant that he is a simpleton, and has apparently fallen in with a wizard and imitator, and has been deceived into believing the juggler to be all-wise because he himself is unable to distinguish between knowledge and ignorance and imitation."
" Quite true," he said.

2 In the strict rendering of the original here given, there is a slight confusion of thought, for the picture, and not the partial view of each object, is the phantasm.

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