Human requirements are the inspiration for art.
In Egypt, the living were subordinate to the dead.
In Japanese art, space assumed a dominant role and its position was strengthened by Zen concepts.
The greater the step forward in knowledge, the greater is the one taken backward in search of wisdom.
Up until the War of the Roses there had been continual conflict in England.
In the East there is a gap between the top of a wall and underside of a roof; it acts as a screen, and the Chinese were able to use it as they wished.