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First, "Nightwatch" is not under glass. Just saw it in the spring.
It is large, but it is stunning! Worth a trip to Amsterdam just to
see it, but don't miss the Anne Frank house if you go.
Second, I do not believe that art imitates life, but art is reality.
Also I do not believe as some do that art is what artists do. What
I do believe is that art is an idea. For us it is a visable representation
of an idea or thought and therefore, it exists as
reality. (see Descartes)
Third, great art is art that results in an emotional response on the
part of the individual exposed to it. It is also something that one
returns to again and again because you want to and because the concept
cannot be grasped in one simple exposure.
Those are my thoughts and I am
>From: Lukas Werth <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: BIG
>Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2000 14:03:49 +0200
>I remember having seen Rembrandt's 'Nightwatch' in Amsterdam, a huge
>picture, and a beautiful one - I don't remember wether it was under glass:
>a part of this picture was actually, if I remember correctly, CUT AWAY in
>some bygone century to make it fit on a certain wall.
>Here in Berlin we have 'the man with the golden helmet' - or however it is
>called in English: it is not all that big, and its authorship is contested
>nowadays, but all this does not make it less beautifull.
>I think this accounts principally also for photography, though Carl is
>probably right in pointing out that one can allways paint bigger.
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