A story about this — 5 years ago
I agree with the previous review that the ending left me a little disappointed. It was a fine ending for any other book, but this book deserved a little better, I thought.
Other than the plot, which held me captive most of the way though, I found it a fascinating dissection of art, and a reminder that the Western “perspective” approach with which we are all so familiar is, in fact, a fairly recent invention in the field. Interesting treatise on what it is for an artist to be possessed of talent, and how he is to go about displaying said talent. Highly recommended, but perhaps lower your expectations a little as your near the conclusion.