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With its emphasis on ideas over formal visual components, conceptual art is a prime example of the malleability of artistic expression. More traditional forms, like painting, have imparted a critical legacy that stands in contrast to its contemporary counterpart. Francesco Vezzoli's rendition of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' portrait of Princesse Albert de Broglie is a curious one.Puzzling and self-indulgent as much of the work in "De Pictura – Volume III" may be, onlookers who prefer imaginative work that provoke some thought will be delighted."De PicturaVolume III" is on view at Metropolitan Art Society through Sept. 5 .
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