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Three Aspects of the Absolute

Out of Hindu metaphysics comes the nearest visualisation you can get to of a trance.

Goya's Harmony and Chaos

Goya bares witness to the irrational forces unleashed by Napoleon's invasion of Spain.

Venetians Embrace Color Over the Drawn Line

For Renaissance art theorists, drawing always came before color.

Japan's 18th Century Commercial Art Revitalizes Color

Ukiyo-e demonstrated that every day transitory objects could be considered art.

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