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Pierre Bonnard at the Tate: the surprising reasons we love art

A logical impossibility

In representational art, figurative paintings contain a logical impossibility - we see one thing (the painting), which is, at the same time, another thing (what it depicts).

The tension or contradictions between the material and representational layers in artwork contribute to the excitement and puzzlement we can experience with art.

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