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Bubbles and Beyond: An Ongoing Musical Saga
by Alexander Comitas (Eduard de Boer)
A traditionalist composer reflects on avant-garde bias in Holland's Performing Arts Fund--and on the clever musical hoax he cooked up to prove his point.
Picasso and Matisse: A Contrarian Reappraisal
by Louis Torres
On Picasso's trajectory from academic realism to inscrutable or grotesque Cubism; and on Matisse as a "color genius."
by Michelle Marder Kamhi
Review of a small exhibition (just seven paintings) at New York's Frick Collection, featuring work by the early Italian Renaissance master Piero della Francesca.
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What Art Is: The Esthetic, Theory of Ayn Rand (2000). Chapter Summaries, Reviews/Responses. . .
The Definition of Art (Ch. 6)
What Art Is Online (2000-2003)
Supplement to What Art Is -- articles and excerpts
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