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Why Does Abstract Art Even Exist? What's The Point?

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Why Does Abstract Art Even Exist? What's The Point?

Imagine you are living 100+ years ago. Let's think about the arts as an industry. The top Fine Arts forms were: Literature Music Performing Arts - Theater/Dance Visual Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Illustration Now let's take one at a time (rather quickly) to find our answer. Literature: Imagine reading the best seller in fictional literature without illustration or soundtrack, etc. just by the words alone on the page, you laugh out loud in one chapter and then cry only moments later with the power of the story alone. The words stand alone. Music: Although you could go to an opera and hear...

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