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Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! Chapter Summary & Analysis - Part 5: But is it Art? Summary

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Part 5: But is it Art? Summary and Analysis

Feynman befriends an artist named Jiyrayr Zorthian, and they like to argue about whether science or art is the superior calling. It occurs to Feynman that their arguments will go nowhere, as long as he knows nothing about art and Zorthian knows nothing about science. Zorthian agrees to teach Feynman how to draw. In return, Feynman will teach Zorthian about physics. Zorthian's physics lessons do not amount to much, but Feynman puts a lot of time into his art, and soon begins to show significant progress. He goes on to take correspondence courses as well as classes at the Pasadena Art Museum. He is impressed with the instruction he receives.

Feynman continues to advance in his study of art, and finds he most enjoys drawing nudes. He admits this may have as much or more to do...

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