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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 182 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

The Human Body

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The human body is the best picture of the human soul.

Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations

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The human body is probably the most popular subject in the history of art. Whether it’s being mimicked, idealized, or deconstructed, it is a perennial fascination of artists and art lovers alike. The body is both face and form, means and end, content and canvas. Its popularity isn’t surprising, though, considering we experience life through our bodies, and to ...

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