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CroftonGraphics 07-27-2010 04:43 AM

Re: Why Beauty Matters........
When I was about 15, at high school art class we had a title
'all things bright and beautiful'
I found a photo of an atomic bomb test in the Arizona desert and made a coloured pencil sketch of that. lol.

grommet 07-27-2010 08:52 AM

Re: Why Beauty Matters........
it's a HAPPY mushroom cloud. love it:)

Scout 07-27-2010 08:55 AM

Re: Why Beauty Matters........
What did your teacher think of it?

CroftonGraphics 07-27-2010 02:23 PM

Re: Why Beauty Matters........
b+ I think, lol.
Perhaps they thought I was using inituative by adapting boring run of the mill titles they gave to their pupils year after year.

sculptor 07-28-2010 10:34 AM

Re: Why Beauty Matters........
bright and beautiful

I agree------both are present in a mushroom cloud and nuclear blast

beauty can be horrifying
when one has knowledge of the consequences

Lightning and thunderstorms and raging floods have a beauty all their own

Giotto 12-17-2010 12:02 PM

Re: Why Beauty Matters........
If you get a chance check out the TED lecture series, lots of interesting stuff there. Anyway here is Denis Dutton and his take on the evolutionary nature of beauty. He even explains why technical skills are important.


zucchini 01-03-2011 09:29 PM

Re: Why Beauty Matters........
oooh I think I 've accidently fallen into the philosophers thread. I'll back out carefully and hopefully noone will notice I was even here nor there.

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