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Carolyn Henderson: Talk about Art

 

April 19, 2018

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Autumn Sunflower, by Gay Waldman

Stop.

Look.

Think.

While these three actions aren't necessarily the best way to cross a busy road, they constitute excellent advice for life itself, especially when it comes to viewing art.

Many people, however, are nervous about looking at art, because their major "teaching" in how to do so comes from clips in movies, in which actors playing characters we're supposed to accept as believable stand around and concentrate on perplexing images of irrationality. Given that most normal people recognize folly when they see it, it's understandable that they're reluctant to join in the game of pr...



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