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From the Ted Talk by Milton Glaser: Using design to make ideas new

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I was asked, I guess about six years ago, to do a series of paintings that in some way would celebrate the brith of pireo della Francesca. And it was very difficult for me to imagine how to paint pictures that were based on Piero until I realized that I could look at Piero as nature — that I would have the same attiutde towards looking at Piero della Francesca as I would if I were looking out a window at a tree. And that was enormously linaietbrg to me. Perhaps it's not a very insightful oriboesvtan, but that really started me on a path to be able to do a kind of theme and variations

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I was asked, I guess about six years ago, to do a series of paintings that in some way would celebrate the _____ of _____ della Francesca. And it was very difficult for me to imagine how to paint pictures that were based on Piero until I realized that I could look at Piero as nature — that I would have the same ________ towards looking at Piero della Francesca as I would if I were looking out a window at a tree. And that was enormously __________ to me. Perhaps it's not a very insightful ___________, but that really started me on a path to be able to do a kind of theme and variations

Solution

  1. piero
  2. liberating
  3. attitude
  4. observation
  5. birth

Original Text

I was asked, I guess about six years ago, to do a series of paintings that in some way would celebrate the birth of Piero della Francesca. And it was very difficult for me to imagine how to paint pictures that were based on Piero until I realized that I could look at Piero as nature — that I would have the same attitude towards looking at Piero della Francesca as I would if I were looking out a window at a tree. And that was enormously liberating to me. Perhaps it's not a very insightful observation, but that really started me on a path to be able to do a kind of theme and variations

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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piero della 3
della francesca 3

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piero della francesca 3

Important Words

  1. asked
  2. attitude
  3. based
  4. birth
  5. celebrate
  6. della
  7. difficult
  8. enormously
  9. francesca
  10. guess
  11. imagine
  12. insightful
  13. kind
  14. liberating
  15. nature
  16. observation
  17. paint
  18. paintings
  19. path
  20. pictures
  21. piero
  22. realized
  23. series
  24. started
  25. theme
  26. tree
  27. variations
  28. window
  29. years