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Size and Meaning

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Churchill Junior High School (
Fri, 12 Mar 1999 11:10:15 -0600

I had been thinking of Persian and Mogul miniatures and netsukis as
examples of small, powerful art, when I read Ron's comments on size
underlining or announcing the power of the culture producing it. He's right
in the most immediate sense - remember those May Day parades when the
Soviet Union that was used to display their missile launchers and tanks!
But I think the miniatures display wealth and power too; only in a wealthy,
powerful, and relatively settled culture would such art be produced, much
less commisioned and appreciated. Laurie Muelder

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