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Line of Beauty

In 2014-15 I had a 40 year retrospective at the Biggs Museum of American Art, curated by Ryan Grover. He entitled the exhibit “The Line of Beauty”. It is based upon William Hogarth’s writings from 1753 where he discusses his aesthetic concept of the line of beauty. According to this theory, S-shaped curved lines signify liveliness and activity and excite the attention of the viewer as contrasted with straight lines, parallel lines, or right-angled intersecting lines, which signify stasis, death, or inanimate objects. This is a classic example thanks to Carlotta.carlotta-2154-small

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