In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
The best things in an artist's work are so much a matter of intuition, that there is much to be said for the point ________ view that would altogether discourage____________ inquiry into artistic phenomena on the part of the artist. Intuitions are shy things and apt to disappear if looked into too closely. And there is undoubtedly a danger that ______ much knowledge and training may supplant the natural ____________ feeling of a student, leaving only a cold knowledge of the means of expression ________ its place.