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Life Imitates Life

In “The Discourses of Art,” Sir Joshua Reynold writes, “a mere copier of nature can never produce anything great,” also adding that “instead of endeavoring to amuse mankind with the minute neatness of his imitations, he must endeavor to improve by the grandeur of his ideas” (41-42). His take on art reflects his strong ideology […] Continue reading

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Where is the line between human and divine?

The relationship between humans and divine or spiritual beings in Japanese religion is complex. In the case of the Shinto kami there is a blurring of the line between human beings and their divine protectors: on the one hand, the … Continue reading Continue reading

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