Art Is the Portrait of the Human Mind

Art Is the Portrait of the Human Mind

The hermeneutic problem– can we ever really understand each other’s experiences– became the foundation for art historian Wilhelm Freidrich Hegel’s Absolute Idea. By believing that art was continually working toward a perfect picture of humanity, he inferred that through artwork we can truly see one another’s minds and hearts. The creation of art isn’t easy–but then again, it is also a difficult task to know oneself so fully as to make a portrait of the human mind.

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