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The essence of an object

August 26, 2013

Above: Henri Matisse “Blue Nude”, gouache and collage, 1952     Here is a phrase that I often come across: “Convey the essence of the object (or figure, landscape, etc.)”. These words are repeated in books, art classes and demonstrations. Is this just meaningless “art-speak”? I have been wondering… What on earth is an object’s essence, and how […]

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