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Sunday Jun 15, 2008

Parlez-Vous Art

Many have heard or read an ad promising to teach a new language in a short amount of time; some offer no memorization lessons or boring drills, or trying to recall by tedious rote. I doubt those exposed to such ads question that it does take concentrated work to learn the language of their choice.

When it comes to art, we have a similar scenario. It demands dedication to learn, absorb, and comprehend the language of a particular artist. If you don’t make the effort, then how would you ever know whether you are looking at art of substance, or cotton candy? If you rely on the experts to form your opinion, you will have missed the aesthetic experience, which happens one soul at a time.