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Modernists believed that form followed function

For visitors who tend to look past the clothes to the people and things, the silliest the question is about art, the better it is.

A paraprosdokian is a figure of drawing with life model posing as a funny sentence.

The opposing pair of figurativeness vs. abstraction

Would you persuade, speak of interest, not of Reason.

Benjamin Franklin

art is a dangerous business

One thing bugs me about this, because philosophy, like tight-rope walking and print making, is a dangerous business.

Alan Hajek

Works of art signal the possibility of the non-existent; their reality testifies to the feasibility of the unreal, the possible: the wise man sits on the hole in his Sierpinsky carpet.