By Zen Punkist
Plato, De La Play-Doh,
A La Play-Doh
Plato claimed art is neither useful, nor true
(the painting of a bed is no good to sleep on), since he considered
ordinary material things mimetic objects, imitations of transcendent
forms or structures. The best painting of a bed would be only
an "imitation of an imitation."
This is a picture of a sculpture made of
play-doh modeled after a picture of a sculpture of Plato.