Plato 's Allegory Of The Cave

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Taking a leap back into the realm of historical art would not only shed light upon some of the distinguished theorists but would also leave us at awe by virtue of the innovation of Art. The vicissitude, as can be said, that the revolution arose from; the emergence of a new perception of art by which contemporary dogma is rooted back to. It can be argued that art cannot be defined, for it is as abstruse as the terrestrial, such that it enforces different individuals to interpret it according to their own beliefs. Since the time of Plato’s allegory of the cave, it was deemed by mankind that art has to have a literal definition. Though it is of human nature to be able to define any phenomena that occurs in this universe, the idea of being able to confine art in words was not only lucrative, but very futile. As the knowledge of art became more competitive in the 19th and 20th centuries of modern dexterity, it not only proved that individuals decipher art in various and countless ways, but also took into account the different faces of truth. The scientific truth, the literary truth and the emotional truth – in that only when it is put together, would allow the individual to grasp onto the understanding of being the spectator, thus seeing the spectacle.
More often than not, it is hard to elucidate or rather distinguish between what the truth is, as one man’s nectar is another man’s poison. Truth is what the new Impressionist movement of Paris sought out to seek, only to be…

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