Atlas Summit 2013 -- Part of the Symposium on Romanticism Today. In this video, artist Michael Newberry interacts with the Atlas Summit audience to find insights about older and contemporary romantic artworks. The session explores concepts of goal-directed action in means, emotion, sought-out states of being, and loss beyond our control.

It teases out Objectivism’s stance on art that “can and ought to be.” Because of the personal nature of art the goal of the presentation is to engage concepts, like in a dance, rather than as a dictate.

Michael Newberry is a new romantic artist with over four decades of art behind him; he is also an art mentor. To find out more visit


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