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Sol LeWitt’s Visual Offering: Composition, Art, Music, and “A sphere lit from the top, four sides, a

Sol LeWitt’s series of 28 photographs, “A sphere lit from the top, four sides, and all combinations” might at first seem like a simple exercise in permutability, lacking much creativity or expressivity. Indeed, the aim of this series of images is not conventional “expressivity” or even originality. It is, in essence, an artistic compositional etude. What intrigues us in this exercise, ultimately elevating this set from the mundane to something we might consider artistic – that which has meaning beyond the skill it demonstrates and the aesthetics it may or may not possess – is the implication it provokes in such a seemingly banal exercise. Consider such monumental works in music history as J

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