Importance Of Mona Lisa

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Imagine the Mona Lisa, one of Leonardo da Vinci most acclaimed works, hanging in every museum around the world. Given the recent technological advancements in 3-D printing we are now able to recreate works of art that are physically indistinguishable from the original works. Our capacity to replicate art has changed. Some praise these advancements as proof of the extent of our creativity. Whereas others feel a bit uneasy when it comes to making something of this “one-of-a-kind” nature accessible to all. Indeed there is something to be admired about the original Mona Lisa. Da Vinci imagined this work and he created it; this prolific painter created this piece of art that has carried its value throughout time. Great works, like the Mona Lisa, …show more content…
In an excerpt titled Conservation, John Passmore references conservation with an emphasis on natural resources and their services to both the present and future generations. He defines conservation as “the saving of natural resources for later consumption” (p 1). Given our current situation of depleting and exhausting resources to meet the needs of our present populations, Passmore raises the question of whether or not we should be concerned with the needs of posterity. Passmore suggests that conservation efforts fell out of favor during the 1920-60 period. He states that technological and industrial advancements “disinclined [men] to believe that natural resources were to any degree limited.” Here, there is not even a thought or consideration for the future. The argument that arises here is that it is reasonable to continue at this rate of depletion so long as it continues to meet the needs of the current generations. From this line of logic follows the assumption that future generations may not even have a need or use for the same resources. Although there is a great deal of uncertainty about the future and the needs of posterity, Passmore is explicit about how humanity should proceed. The publication is titled Man’s Responsibility for Nature. Thus, man has a …show more content…
It provides the patterns that we seek in the day-to-day, and it allows us to ascribe a long-term narrative to our lives— nature is what gives our lives meaning and purpose. It has serves this function throughout history and has carried its value throughout time. So when considering whether or not nature will be of some value to future generations the answer is simple. Nature will always be of value to humanity and is worth preserving for the good of

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