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October 5th, 2004


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12:39 pm - What is art?
I do not believe that this is art.

I believe that this is.

I do not believe that this is art.

I believe that this is.

I do not believe that this is art

I believe that this is.

I do not believe that this is art.

I believe that this is.

I do not believe that this is art.

I believe that this is.

I do not believe that this is art.

I believe that this is.

I know exactly what is art, and what is not.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 5th, 2004 10:29 am (UTC)
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Art is not necessarily created.

Were the soup can being used in a compromising manner, I might be inclined to agree.
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From:tlachtga
Date:October 5th, 2004 10:32 am (UTC)
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That's not art. It's beautiful, but it's not art. That's the difference people seem to forget. For something to be art, it must be somehow created by people, it can't be a natural phenomenon. This doesn't detract from the beauty of nature, but the very word "art" means that which is created--artifice, artificial, artifact.
From:ravenlaughing
Date:October 5th, 2004 11:16 am (UTC)
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I agree. the dictionary even states in the first few words it must be created by a human.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 5th, 2004 02:11 pm (UTC)
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The dictionary is the last word on art?
From:ravenlaughing
Date:October 5th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC)
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Well, it's the last word on words... LOL

Seriously, look it up in webster. The definition is really quite broad, but it makes a distinction between art and something natural. Natural can be incredibly beautiful, but it's not the technical definition of art. See what you started?
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From:anivair
Date:October 5th, 2004 11:18 am (UTC)
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Actually, there are very few things that he linked to that are not, technically, art. Now he and you and I may or may not feel specific ways about the quality of the art or the meaning of the art. it may make us made or it may be dumb, but that doesn't mean it's not art. If I blow two notes, that was a song. It was just probably a crappy song.
People get very caught up in hte notion that art has to be beautiful, or good, or evoke strong positive emotions. I direct those people to the Piss Christ, possibly one of hte most important pieces of art of the last decade, but doubtlessly not pretty or positive and it made most people downright angry. Still art.
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From:tlachtga
Date:October 5th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC)
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That's true. Art isn't necessarily beautiful.
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From:chronarchy
Date:October 5th, 2004 02:12 pm (UTC)

Re: Picking nits for fun and profit

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A devil's advocate. Always welome :)

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