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This seems like a good occasion to recap the fundamentals – except, you can’t recap them. You have to see them for yourself. The thing that a work of art achieves can’t be expressed in any merely intellectual words. You can feel it but you can’t say it. You can allude to it; you can hint at it; you can appreciate it; you can know what it is and have friends who know what it is; but you can’t say what it is in intellectual terms. That’s what we’re illustrating with the posts on “Art Talk” section of this site. We’re providing many pithy, punchy, easy-to-get-with examples of what a work of art achieves, so that you can appreciate it and feel it, even though it can’t be otherwise illustrated or described.