An explanation of the existence of twelve paintings

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ann Chipley (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Gregory Ivy

Abstract: Every form of being contains within itself its history; its heritage; its tradition. The tradition of Art is a vital part of the tradition of Man. The two are inseparable, for it is doubtful that Man would exist without Art, and certainly Art would not exist without Man. The potentialities of Art may exist, but until there is an artist to see and to realize these potentialities they will not become a reality. Reality (the meaning the word will carry in this paper) is the fulfillment of the potentialities of life. Behind every tradition there lies a concept, an idea. No form corresponds completely to this concept for behind every one lies a larger idea.

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Language: English
Date: 1953

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