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  1. Oct 2015
    1. It's like looking at something under a microscope as opposed to giving it a casual passing glance. The closer you look, the more you see, and the more you see, the more fascinating it gets.

      This reminds me of an exhibition of Pablo Picasso's Las Meninas that I saw over the summer. Pablo Picasso drew about fifty paintings of his interpretation of the original las meninas painting and by doing this, he created a unified theme and I assume analyzed the painting thouroughly but for the viewer it was just mass obsession and repetition

    2. That's not only time consuming and labor intensive, but it's also confusing and in many cases, ultimately exhausting.

      For me this slightly backwards. Great paintings and peices of art should be able to tell you everything they mean in one work. They represent one thought. perhaps that thought ended on that painting. The artist is attempting to grow and present his or her thoughts. Whether that is accomplished in one canvas or many is solely up to them

    3. If you make art for the rest of us and you're interested in having us appreciate and understand what you're up to, you better make it in ways that give us a fighting chance to figure it out.

      This comment seems to show that the writer of this article believes that there are certain standards for art that comes on show. This is actually contrary to what is usually said about art. The purpose of art is usually its great outlet for interpretation. Art is supposed to mean anything you want to believe. The modern art scene leaves the idea of the artist in the studio. It ius the mystery that is shown in the show

  2. Sep 2015
    1. show it to his engineering teacher, who told him "not to show any other teachers." 

      The engineering teacher here did the most incorrect thing when it comes to handling a student. Beachers are supposed to create a safe environment for the student to learn and explore in. By hinting that this exploration was unimportant and Ahmed should be ashamed about it, he misses the point of an education

    2. The former secretary of state became the first presidential candidate to weigh in on Mohamed's story,

      This tweet or public comment seems to lack meaning to me. Clinton did the correct thing by talking about the incident since it very thoroughly shows what is wrong in some parts of the country but by attempting to address Ahmed personally, she looks like she is attempting to make a public relations post, which it is not successful at doing.