Thursday, July 29, 2010

What is this?

This isn't a chair. Well, can you sit on it?

This isn't a pipe; of course it isn't. It is merely a painting of a container that people use to smoke tobacco in; and that container is called a pipe.

On the sidelines: Plato, a great Greek philosopher, used to believe that arts were dangerous, because they simply imitated physical things. He thought that arts take us away from reality, towards illusion; that they might cloud the truth rather than clarifying it.

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