CONCEPTUAL ART AND SYMMETRY. I commented in this post about LEGOS AND CONCEPTUAL ART that: “A lot of conceptual art bears only a few moments of looking. If you watch people at an exhibit of conceptual art, they will glance at a work for a few moments, take in the concept and move on.” I was pleased to see a similar observation in this article by Philip Ball on the Aeon website, entitled “Beauty is not equal to Truth” (my transliteration of the not equal symbol) (link via Arts and Letters Daily).

Ball writes: “…as the art historian Ernst Gombrich put it in 1988, too much symmetry ensures that ‘once we have grasped the principle of order… it holds no more surprise’”.

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