"On this mural, we see a depiction of Earthfall. There are many tiny people suffering untold miseries: one lies crushed beneath the rubble of a wall, while another burns in the blazing fire. A third raises his hands to the sky, unable to bear the horror of what's happening. But let's take a closer look at their faces. They seem calm, serene even. What is the meaning here? A sign of the artist's inability, or, on the contrary, perhaps some lost skill? A modern artist would try to add naturalism to the picture – depict blood and dripping intestines, mouths open in a howl, grimaces of horror and pain on their faces. Thus he would add to this work something should never appear in art: ugliness. The ancients looked at the world through the prism of beauty and did not allow themselves to insult the eyes of their viewers, even when depicting wars and catastrophe..."
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