Articles is an art and craft supplies shop situated in Paarl that has been in existance since 1994. Thus, the technology of reproduction may influence, even limit the arguments art historians can make, whilst, of course, making art history possible.( 8 ) Vivid description, the ancient rhetorical exercise of ekphrasis, is still a vital skill in the practice of art history.
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In the ninth century inscriptions on the Karchung rdo ring, the foundation of the Lhasa gtsug lag khang, the most revered Lhasa temple, is attributed to the reign of Srong btsan sgam po. The Tibetans had encountered the marvels of Buddhist art as an indirect result of their military expansion towards the Himalaya as well as to the Silk Routes and China.
Maybe it is exactly this uncertainty that draws people toward art, and as this report shows, the awareness and motivation for including art in traditional wealth management are becoming increasingly apparent, although not without its own set of complexities.
His magisterial History and its Images: Art and the Interpretation of the Past (New Haven & London, 1993) describes how history came to use art as historical evidence, from the first uses of coins in the 15th century, through Michelet and Hegel, to Huizinga.