An Introduction to this Page may be found in "What is Art", offering a juxtaposition of "Modern Art" and "Fine Art"
Still Life: De Kooning 1945 Flowers: Jan Brueghel 1580
Has craftsmanship improved from the seventeenth to the twentieth century? Is such disharmonious chaos a reflection on the human lifestyle in the 20th century? What a pleasure to feel the serenity of a simple clay vase, filled with an exuberant display of beautifully crafted flowers!
Chagall: Self Portrait 1907 Duerer: Self Portrait 1493
What is Art? The clash of garish colors, arranged without skill and discernment -- or the harmonious, soft glow of competent talent?
Cezanne: Mont Saint-Victoire 1904 Bierstadt: Merced River 1866
Where lies human contentment? Blobs of paint, smeared on a pristine canvas with a knife -- or the dreamlike mood of a river, masterfully conveyed by paint that kisses the canvas subtly and with love.
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