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October 30, 2008

On Ugliness

Filed under: Uncategorized — galileehitchhiker @ 11:04 pm
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There’s an interesting article in the Times today about ugliness and how it impacts society. It has become a hot topic for philosophers, economists, sociologists, other academics, popular culture, and even the law. You can read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/30/fashion/30ugly.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Above is a painting by Jean Dubuffet, a French painter, who was known for creating “ugly” art and held an exhibition entitled Plus beaux qu’ils croient (More beautiful than they believe). Although, Dubuffet shocked society with his art, there was some reason to his madness: perhaps, there is no such thing as ugliness or even that ugliness and beauty are virtually the same, indistinguishable.

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