The painter poet Lewis claimed
“Just Life” or soi-disant “Reality” is a fourth quantity, made up of the Past, the Future and Art.
This impure Present our Vortex despises and ignores.
For our Vortex is uncompromising.
We must have the Past and the Future, Life simple, that is, to discharge ourselves in, and keep us pure for non-life, that is Art.
I don't expect anyone to take me seriously, but I think I have a means to extract art from life, and make it simple. Lewis, quite famously, means to keep the two separare, apparently via the opposite process, discharging into art, perhaps becasue of his excess vitality, as in his character Tarr (p16), usually taken to be his mouthpiece:
So has any philosopher claimed that would be a desirable quality to life?