pristine / theme
In its original condition, pure, perfect, clean, with its packaging intact, nothing out of place. A collectible toy in the original shrink wrap. A certifiable virgin, fit for a prince, quite possibly a prude. Untainted. The word conveys the sense that to touch or possess is to sully and diminish. Ironically, it is a term that presupposes the inevitability of corruption, entropy, and death.
Themes represent basic categories of thought, emotion, or value. While our assignment of themes may at times seem arbitrary or whimsical, they serve to link together artists and movements along non- hierarchial pathways. Follow the themes to look for new disciplines that share qualities with those you already like, or to open up new worlds of Art and Culture.