Vlaminck

Vlaminck

Vlaminck

Vlaminck

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The painter's task is to create beauty. As a painter he is successful when he can point to a number of beautiful paintings. These statements seem simple and self-evident, while they are, unfortunately, quite complex. What, where, and why is "beauty?" When is a painting "beautiful?" How is the talent of a painter to be decided upon, and can the quality of his creation be measured? All these questions should be answered before the discussion of a painter starts. Complete understanding of terms, their meaning and their value, is imperative for the intelligent appreciation of an artist.

"Beauty" is a term designating nothing concrete or objective. It is a term abstracted from the judgment: "This is beautiful." Whenever, in the slow evolution of human language, one particular human experience was singled out, a word was created to designate that experience. The basis for the word, concept, idea, . . .

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