ATROPHY [fr. atrophie]
Atrophy is the partial or complete wasting away
of a part of the body.
Atrophy of art (art atrophy), with loss of precision and energy,
can occur after prolonged unawareness or laziness,
such as extended improductivity, or having a concept in a cast
(living in darkness for the eye, distraction for the ideas, etc.).
This type of atrophy can usually be reversed with exercise
unless this exercise is severe.
Astronauts must exercise regularly to minimize atrophy of their limb
muscles while they are in microgravity.
Artist must also exercise regularly to minimize atrophy
of their critical competence.
They must train their Awareness Muscle.
There are many diseases and conditions which cause atrophy of art.
For example diseases such as fame and formalism induce an art wasting
syndrome called “anaesthesia”,
which is notable for the severe art atrophy visible for everyone.
Other syndromes or conditions which can induce atrophy
are apathy alcoholism and coolness
of not being concerned
of not being affected
Trying to please the cultural managers.
by Thierry Geoffroy /
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