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Art Non-fiction

Art Must Never Develop

Bullet thoughts on a broad topic: Culture has a cyclical life, with birth, maturity, death, and rebirth. “Golden Ages” typically happen during cultural maturity. Separations of people into classes are strongest before cultural death. Revolutions, or death/rebirth phases of culture, come about in response to class separation. The democratic fight is on the side of […]

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Art Language

Figuration to Abstraction, our evolution out of language

Yarn I: It seems one of the primary artistic trends of the 20th century (with spillover, maybe the last two centuries) was the increased acceptance of sketches and raw, undeveloped ideas as legitimate “works of art” ripe for an audience. The beginning of the last millennium would not have indicated this, though– the market and […]