The nature of twenty paintings

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Betty E. Petteway (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Robert Partin

Abstract: The very foundation of man is his philosophy of life and this begins with his concept of himself. While there are certainly other contributing factors to man's inability to find himself today, it is my belief that machine efficiency and specialization have contributed largely to a world of impersonal relationships. What he believes himself to be is not only important in social relationships but how he relates himself to everything in this world) his possessions for example. Virtually everything man uses is produced by a machine; if he identifies with any of his possessions, he ultimately identifies with a machine. The need for the personal, the individually produced product is evidenced by the re-awakened emphasis of the craftsman that we have today. Mechanization and specialization have reduced the individuality of man. His relationships have become as impersonal as might be those of a machine. This individuality of man is vital to him—he must be recognized for himself as an individual and not Just as one among a group functioning as a group.

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Language: English
Date: 1959

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