Older Art Focused on the Beautiful, Modern Art Often Looks at the Disturbing

A comparison between 20th-century and 15th-century art, and the vastly different societies that produced such art, is the main topic of the good doctor’s latest The Epoch Times column.

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Notwithstanding the recent disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are still very fortunate by the standards of all previously existing human populations. Those, however, are not the standards by which we judge our own condition: instead, we compare it with some ideal normal, a perfection, which never has existed and never will exist.

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