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The Basic Dilemma of the Artist
by Sam Vaknin

The psychophysical problem is long standing and, probably, intractable. We have a corporeal body. It is a physical entity, subject to all the laws of physics. Yet, we experience ourselves, our internal lives, external events in a manner which provokes us to postulate the existence of a corresponding, non-physical ontos, entity. This corresponding entity ostensibly incorporates a dimension of our being which, in principle, can never be tackled with the instruments and the formal logic of science. A compromise was proposed long ago: the soul is nothing but our self awareness or the way that we experience ourselves. But this is a flawed solution.

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Why Art?
by Joseph Devon

The following is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write. If I can get through this, all the way through this, than my little corner of the universe will make sense again and I’ll be able to get a good night’s sleep. If I don’t get through it…well…if I don’t get through it then you won’t be reading this and I’ve vanished off into the world of obscurity. The following is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to write for the very simple reason that I, in no way, feel like writing it.

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Read about the works and biographies of famous painters such as Marc Chagall, Leonardo Da Vinci, Henri Matisse, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Joseph Mallord William Turner and Vincent Van Gogh.

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Since the birth of art throughout the ages, different schools or styles of painting have been developed and used by different artists all over the world. These are Baroque, Abstract Expressionism, Cloisonnism, Cubism, Expressionism, Fauvism, Neo-Impressionism, Op Art, Pointillism, Pop Art, Primitive, and Surrealism.

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Contemporary Art is an artistic work from the present era that uses the current practices and styles of its discipline. The term contemporary generally defines art as that which was produced during the second half of the twentieth century.

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