What proportion of painters and sculptors, or more specifically, of major painters and sculptors, came from families in which their fathers or other close relatives were painters and sculptors or engaged in related professions? as nikolaus pevsner points out in his discussion of the french academy in the 17th and 18th centuries, the transmission of the artistic profession from father to son was considered a matter of course (as it was with the coypels, the coustous, the van loos, etc); indeed, sons of academicians were exempted from the customary fees for lessons. Where certain species are destroyed or seriously harmed, the values involved are incalculable. These days some scientists are telling us that there is no harm in masturbation; rather it is a natural act. You consider, but frown.
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What would induce anyone, at this stage, to hold on to power only to be remembered for their inability to take action when it was urgent and necessary to do so? From the dark of the study you watch with the interest of a scientist observing a species. At other times, the children are free to come and go into the bedroom of their parents without asking for their permission.