Alain de Botton Comments on the Meaning and Benefits of Fine Art

November 3rd, 2013

Pieter de Hooch, At the Linen Closet, via Wall Street JournalWriter Alain de Botton has contributed an essay to the Wall Street Journal, challenging the age-old questions of why art should matter to the average person.  Illustrating the art work as a moment of reflection and repose, de Botton reviews works by Hiroshi SugimotoPieter de Hooch, Diego Velazquez and more, examining the benefits and impressions a single work of art can make in the viewer’s perception of the world.

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