This is a re-post from a Facebook post of mine.
The madman’s ideas are not taken seriously if the extraordinary experience is expressed in an ordinary way. However, if the madman possesses mastery over artistic expression the situation changes dramatically. The extraordinary experience becomes expressed in an extraordinary fashion. Thus, its power to convince those residing in the ordinary is infinitely greater. The previous insight capable of taking one into a new dimension can now take on a new life where a new dimension is opened up. A dimension where the ordinary are given access to the extraordinary. Art, then, is a place where things become understood. Such, I think, is the power of art.