Modern devotion: art
"Art and religion are, since Romanticism, very similar...art has become a reservate with its own rules and laws... a specific audience is observing this in devotion"
"Symbol of the gap between art and society is the museum, island of art in society, where the specific laws of art are practised freely, and where art has got an almost godlike status on the one hand, and is carefully lifted from society on the other - it is no coincidence that a museum is often compared to a church"
(Hans Hartog de Jager. Streven. Atheneum, Polak en van Gennep 2014)