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1 December 2011

Art as Appreciation

Appreciating art is such a natural human activity that it seems strange to study it as a subject. Nevertheless, appreciating art in any depth requires us to examine some of the various commentaries and essays on it. One might well argue that there are as many ways of looking at art as there are beholders of art, and that would not be untrue. But insofar as we live in society, we share meanings, traditions, trends, and critiques of everything, including art.