art begins in imitation and ends in innovation? (via all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be)

art begins in imitation and ends in innovation? In 1847, two Botticelli paintings depicting Venus were acquired by the National Gallery. The authenticity of the picture now called ‘An Allegory’ (which was bought at a condierably larger sum than the other), was eventually brought into question by critics and curators.  The subject bear close resemblance to  ‘Venus and Three Putti’ (in the Louvre), generally attributed to the workshop of Botticelli, but the two are stylistically and technicallyRead More

via all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be

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