In The Invention of Art: A Cultural History, Larry Shiner examines the construction of the modern system of the arts, i.e. fine art. He finds evidence that the older system of the arts before our modern system (fine art) held art to be any skilled human activity; for example, Ancient Greek society did not possess the term art, but techne.
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A ripe field of wheat has been partially cut and stacked, while in the foreground a group of peasants, pausing in their work, picnics in the relative shade of a pear tree. Behind them and to their left we see that work continues: a couple gathers wheat into bundles and ties them; three men cut the stalks with scythes as women make their way through a corridor in the field, carrying stacks of ...
Browse Christie's upcoming auctions, exhibitions and events. ‘One is always sad to see great wines leave the cellar. They become like one’s children’: rare Burgundy from the cellars of King’s College, Cambridge
François-Marie Arouet (French: [fʁɑ̃swa maʁi aʁwɛ]; 21 November 1694 – 30 May 1778), known by his nom de plume Voltaire (/ v ɒ l ˈ t ɛər, v oʊ l-/; also US: / v ɔː l-/; French: [vɔltɛːʁ]), was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his criticism of Christianity—especially the Roman Catholic Church—and of slavery, as well as his ...
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Jul 06, 2020 · DVD/Blu-ray Release Calendar: January 2020 Published: January 1, 2020 Find a list of all movie and TV titles headed to disc in January 2020, including 2019's best-reviewed film (Parasite), Joker, The Lighthouse, Pain and Glory, and more.