Art Talks Title

Some of the most important art criticism has been presented at the Terrain Gallery and the Aesthetic Realism Foundation in the form of short talks about individual works of photography, architecture, painting, sculpture in the series:

The Aesthetic Realism of Eli Siegel Shows How
Art Answers the Questions of Your Life!

We are very proud that we are among the persons who give these talks. An announcement for these talks reads in part:

These talks are the greatest and kindest art criticism in America --- based on this magnificent principle of Aesthetic Realism, stated by its founder, Eli Siegel, the critic in history who defined beauty and showed it explains our lives:
"All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves."
You will see how art at its most technical is about our deepest emotions and shows how we want to be --- in love, with the family, at work, with other people!  And art shows what every nation is looking for.

We present here papers we have given in this series. 


Henri Cartier-Bresson: or,
What Can Be Seen in a Moment

by Amy Dienes


Click on the photograph to begin reading the paper.


On a Photograph by Eugene Atget
"Gate to the Chateau, Vaux de Cernay."

by Louis Dienes


Click on the photograph to begin reading the paper.