Category Archives: art

Extra Lex: A Three-Letter Word That Defies Definition

It’s a common word with only three letters. But can you define “art”? To Plato, art was imitation of nature, but in the 19th century, photography took over that function, and in the 20th, abstract art overturned the whole notion … Continue reading

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Precision Incision

C.J. nudged me. “Look at how this artist, Samira Yamin, has cut into newspaper and magazine articles. It’s like she’s turning parts of these scenes of war and destruction into lace. I don’t know what it means, maybe something about … Continue reading

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