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the fab four

Is Occupy Wall Street an authentic movement or just a fad? Or, is the “real” just a metaphor for mass-produced and generic with an expiry date? Can an authentic movement lose its eternal qualities and become a fad? It is … Continue reading

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poussin: showing your peasant

As Mondrian himself and many others have proved, mathematical perfection has a finality which is often fatal to art. That was a danger that threatened Nicolas Poussin. What saved him was the reappearance, around 1650, of a side of his … Continue reading

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