IN 1942 I attempted1 to explain what I understand art to be. Since some of my gossips later took me to task because neither beauty nor truth were mentioned, it may be well to point out that beauty is not essential to a work of art, and that truth is an ambiguous word often used to mean accurate representation.
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NATURE, 149, 603 (1942).
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HOPWOOD, A. Science and Art at the Royal Academy, 1944. Nature 153, 643–644 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/153643a0
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