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"The Artist of the Beautiful" is told by a third-person narrator who knows the thoughts and motivations of all the characters.
The story is told in the past tense.
The protagonist of the story is the self-professed artist of the beautiful. He desires to create something that is physically as well as spiritually beautiful. His desire to put his own soul into his artistic creation is aligned with the transcendental belief at the time that all living creatures possessed the same divine spirit.
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