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Picasso & 4th dimension

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Jim Foerch (alrai)
Fri, 22 Nov 1996 15:16:46 -0800

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Dear Mary,
> As an artist (bluegrass banjo, ships in bottles & rustic
> constructions) who is also an astronomer, I must comment on your statement
> about Picasso and the 4th dimension. Einstein demonstrated that the
> space-time continuum, composed of 3 spatial and one temporal dimension, is
> symmetrical. That is, one may call any of the dimensions length, width,
> breadth and time in any order and both the universe and and the physics
> still work. I have always hoped the cubists, Pablo in particular, were
> trying to go beyond mere physical reality to express our human experience as
> viewed from the heart.
> Thanks for the reflection.
Jim Foerch
Banjo, math & science teacher at
Pine Street Creative Arts Academy
1138 Pine NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

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