Cover | Robert Yu
Optical Beauty, (water color pencils and gouache). Robert Yu is a Piedmont High School graduate who has just entered UC Berkeley, and his art, Optical Beauty, was selected as The Monthly's winner of the annual student art contest. It's the third time is as many years the gifted artist has been selected for the honor. This Cubist-reminiscent piece is a portrait of Robert's sister, Chrystina, whom the artist credits as a source of artistic and daily inspiration. Robert was particularly interested in conveying a kinetic sense of motion with the portrait, which contemplates self-examination from multiple perspectives. "My image is about embracing who you are. I believe it is always important to be confident with what you have been given in life." Read more about Robert here.
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September 2014 Issue:
SCHOOL TIME | The Monthly's September School Section
The Trouble With Testing
Cultural Heritage Education
REPORTAGE | Essays, Columns, and Observations
UPFRONT | Charting the Science of Happiness
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