Portrait of shapes on a canvas of colour

In the “Philebus of Plato” (originally titled "Plato's Examination of Pleasure") Socrates says:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,“I will try to speak of the beauty of shapes, and I do not mean, as most people would suppose, the shapes of living figures, or their imitations in painting, but I mean straight lines and curves and the shapes made from them, by the lathe ruler or square. They are not beautiful for a particular reason or purpose, as other things are, but are eternally, and by their very nature, beautiful, and give a pleasure of their own quite free of the itch of their desire; and in their way colours can give a similar pleasure."

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