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H is for Hieroglyphics 

This past Friday, I visited the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and this descriptive plaque in the Egyptian wing gives a particularly compelling explanation of how the Ancient Egyptians viewed art and aesthetics. Though we consider their hieroglyphic writings and artifacts as "art," or at least possessing some kind of aesthetic value, this culture held a more didactic and/or functional …

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M is for Meme 

Although I had this topic in mind, it really surfaced for me during last week’s reading when we read about how modern art and aesthetics started to “die” or at least lose value as soon as technology allowed for replication. And it is true that in today’s digital age that perhaps the value of a …

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