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~ November 2018 ~

I have been reading The Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond and have found a wonderful chapter about art. The noted artist Willem de Kooning was asked to compare and evaluate two paintings. One was by Georgia O'Keefe and the other by an unknown artist. De Kooning preferred the unknown artist for daring, intensity and emotion. What he did not know was that the second piece was painted by an elephant with a brush attached to her trunk. I doubt that an elephant could play piano, but what daring, intensity and emotion if she could. The element of the unconscious is always part of art, be it painting, writing or music.


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