Only meaningful pictures can depict the ends justifying the means.
Cleopatra is dead and art is a revolt against death.
Give me to drink mandragora that I might sleep out this great gap of time, my Antony is away.
Shakespeare: Antony and Cleopatra.
For a statistician, life and death are synonyms, check it by looking for "life insurance" on the internet. Life is a metaphor for death. Postmodernism is a metaphor for Post Modernism.
I think that museums today are conserving not only art objects, but the purpose of the art. If your project is a copy of Marcel Duchamp, there is a frog in your art project because avant-garde is to run away from sensible advice.
The end is not the end.
The death of painting is looking for the end of art viewers.
Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow,
Shakespeare, The tragedy of Macbeth, Scene V; Shakespeare is still relevant because we have not changed as people.
History, it seems, is always ending today.
Science 4 January 2013: Vol. 339 no. 6115 pp. 96-98