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Why Art is An Unfinished Experiment

Some considerations about the value and purpose of art

Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

You walk into an art gallery. You wander through the rooms. On the walls are paintings; here and there on the floor are sculptures.

You have a sense that you are being shown something significant. Depictions of people and places, objects, mythical scenes, landscapes, battles, cities…




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