Minimal sculpture, such as Untitled by John McCracken, is somewhat controversial. Is this work boring? If you were trying to convince a friend that it was interesting, how would you go about it? What would you say?
The Greeks regarded art as a way to glimpse the ideal, as this sculpture shows. Where do we get our visions of the ideal today? From art, or some other realm?
Muslims show respect for the word of God by copying it beautifully or by owning such a beautiful book. Do people of other religious faiths have similar traditions? How do they show such respect?