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[29 Mar 2010 | No Comment | ]
The Mystery of Art

guest post by Thomas Ward
What is art?  What determines “good” art?  Why do different people observing the same piece regard it with antithetical perceptions?
We humans have been asking these questions for a long time.  I suspect the earliest human rock drawings and ivory carvings were viewed with wide eyes and smiles by some and furrowed brows and curled lips by others.  Why?
I don’t have an inside track to ideas regarding artistic value, but, some factors are fairly obvious.
One is scarcity.  One of the 6 human tendencies is to desire what …