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A TRICK OF THE EYE: ART & AESTHETICS

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A TRICK OF THE EYE: ART & AESTHETICS

Explorations into the past, present, and future of art and aesthetics.

Members: 45
Latest Activity: Sep 21, 2014

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Art separates us from the animals, defines us as human beings, and distinguishes one class, one group, one culture, one place, and one time from another. It is little more than abstraction—an ersatz reality that reveals what we think of ourselves and the world around us, while shaping how we think of ourselves and the world around us, too. It is cause and effect. It is necessity and extravagance. It reveals and obscures. It is truth and artifice. It is uniquely ours, and it is a trick of the eye.

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You can post anything here related to any kind of visual, multi-media, or performance art. Topics can be about a specific piece, artist, movement, or methodology. Posts on human perception, psychology, and social evolution as they relate to art would also be greatly welcomed.

When posting, remember that comprehensive is good, but brevity is better. There is a lot of information on the web, and a lot of activity on A|N—basically, there are a lot of things competing for our attention. You will get more mileage out of your posts if you remain succinct and focused.

Discussion Forum

500 Years of Female Portraits in Western Art

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Steph S. Jun 20, 2012. 1 Reply

Illusion and Surrealism by Tang Yau Hoong

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 10, 2012. 0 Replies

Paper sculpture

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by michele ricketts Oct 13, 2012. 1 Reply

Animated gifs accelerate

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Steph S. Dec 15, 2011. 2 Replies

Light art

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jun 20, 2011. 0 Replies

Favorite Museums

Started by Shawn Anonymous. Last reply by A Former Member Jul 8, 2010. 1 Reply

A Quiz for the Eye

Started by Jaume. Last reply by Jean Jacques Sep 25, 2010. 284 Replies

spinning girl illusion

Started by sacha. Last reply by Kellesta Jones Jun 15, 2010. 4 Replies

Merda d'artista (1961)

Started by Stephen Moore. Last reply by A Former Member Oct 3, 2009. 1 Reply

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