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Young Student Drawing,* c. 1738, Jean-Baptiste Siméon Chardin [pronunciation]. Oil on panel, 8 1/4 x 6 3/4 in., Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas

FORTHCOMING: An account of our visit to the N. C. Wyeth home and studio, and son Andrew Wyeth's studio. Also to the the Brandywine River Museum galleries of Andrew's paintings and N. C.'s original paintings for his classic illustrations (pictured here is Long John Silver leading Jim Hawkins in the painting The Hostage, an illustration for Robert Louis Stevenson's novel Treasure Island).

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Aristos (1982-1997)
About, sample articles, reviews, back issues. . .

What Art Is: The Esthetic Theory of Ayn Rand (2000). Chapter Summaries, Reviews/Responses. . .

The Definition of Art (Ch. 6)

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What Art Is Online (2000-2003)
Supplement to What Art Is -- articles and excerpts

Who Says That's Art?
A Commonsense View of the Visual Arts
(2014). Contents, Introduction, Reviews, Image links

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Terence Rattigan (1911-1977), British playwright
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