Tok Essay “Art Is a Lie That Brings Us Nearer to the Truth” (Pablo Picasso)

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TOK ESSAY

“Art is a lie that brings us nearer to the truth” (Pablo Picasso)

There are different ways for art to portray elements of truth and lies; but what Picasso was mostly referring to with his quote was that art might be a representation of the truth however lies to the human eye in terms of perception. The word art is somehow “controversial, especially in contemporary philosophy” because it relies on different AOK’s and WOK’s. The main area of art focused to support Picasso’s quote will be theatre and what philosophical role it plays in our everyday society, do we really need it, and is theatre the true or false image of reality? It is evidently challenging to make any sense out of this quote especially when the truth can
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