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Q: Is what we see the only validation for art work to be great art work?
A: If we have vision of the content we may learn to see the energy of the art work and we may percieve the energy and intent of the artist through his content and may we learn to appreciate both product and its maker.
Q: What if we can't see, if we are blinded by style and by trend?
A: Then we would be merely art historici at a loss and in confusion.
Q: what if 'contemporary' restricts our appreciation?
A: Then join the faddists who are trodding after the flock of sheep dwellin'in the valley of self-indulgent complacency.
Q: what if we really cant see?
A: Then humanity in its totality would be at loss and eventually a total war would break out till both external and internal worlds have been destroyed for good.
Q: What value has art then?
A: A vague dream of scarce visionaries who can see but are deemed as to be raving mad by the ignorami.
Conclusion: Yes vision is a validation consisting of perception through not merely the eyes, but also including all other senses, i.e. a totality of input that gets processed and integrated by mind and spirit and indeed by way of perception through the whole body and livin'bein'.
Regards, Drs. Harold Lie Kie Sang