Reproducing Art Experience

From my experience, I find Holo dead wrong in her belief that color reproductions of great art discourage us from viewing the "once-onliness" of the real thing.

My husband and I have traveled many miles to see and "swoon" at the real thing, Simone Martini's "The Annunciation" at the Uffizi, Florence; Van Gogh's "Irises" at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam; "The Old Philosopher" of Rembrandt in the Louvre, all of which we had seen first in art-book reproductions. It was these that stirred us to seek out the originals, which, of course, satisfy the soul as no reproduction can.

PEGGY AYLSWORTH LEVINE

Santa Monica

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