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Thursday Jun 02, 2005

Between the Lines

Art is a language.

To understand the language of the fine artist, the art appreciator must comprehend a new and unique visual alphabet—this is work. 

Learning to speak or understand a language is not the same as learning to read the alphabet of that language—this is especially evident in such exotic-looking alphabets as Japanese, Arabic, and Greek.

In art, the challenge is to go beyond parroting the words of others and come to your own conclusions—and such cultural freedom comes from learning the alphabet for your own self.