Robert Castagna

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The Table of Aesthetic Values contains the common denominators of all art with thought or concepts at the top merging to matter and culture at the bottom. It is based on the periodic table. The chart was designed in alignment with my definition of Art being minimum matter with maximum thought signified by the formula M<T∞ where M is matter and T is thought. The word "aesthetics" derives from the word "perceive" and is therefore a philosophical discussion of our perceptions on art. The word "art" is derived from the word "skill" and is an act or doing. This chart is an aid to the perception and discussion of art. It is also a tool for the artist to create. One can fashion a table of his own aesthetic values. 

A video presentation of the artist describing the table can be found [here].