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Artsense by Laodan


Artsense by Laodan

Painting is bound to shine again soon the light of wisdom. Some critics declared its death in the seventies and eighties. While shocking their statement was nevertheless right on the mark. Art has indeed lost the societal functionality that has driven it from its early beginnings till sometime after the 2nd World War or over 99.9% of its time-span. Art has indeed always been instrumental at defusing the wisdom of the men of knowledge at the attention of all. Societies need cohesion to survive and, having a far deeper impact on humans than words and theories, visual signs imposed themselves as privileged instruments of that communication. Nowadays ever increasing pace of scientific changes and globalization impose themselves in a vacuum of accepted values which results in a deep shock and a strong need for sensical answers from new visual signs. This book is about a coming Renaissance in painting that will be driven as an answer to that societal need.

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Publication date

14th November 2005



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308 pages


History of art / art & design styles



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