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LOS ANGELES

Gusford

Genevieve Chua

Cicadas CiCadas

GENEVIEVE CHUA, Cicadas #5, Castanets, 2014, Acrylic and screenprint with enamel on shaped canvas, 21.6 x 22.9 x 5 cm. 

Courtesy the artist and Gusford, Los Angeles.

In the mid-18th century, French philosopher and art critic Denis Diderot (1713-84) used the qualification of "the sublime" to elevate depictions of natural landscapes to the status of historical painting, the highest of the academic categories for art at that time, writing in 1767 that "all that stuns the soul, all that imprints a feeling of…

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