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Old 01-28-2016, 03:47 PM   #1
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What is art?

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Old 01-28-2016, 04:22 PM   #2
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Paraphrasing:

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I know it when I see it.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:22 PM   #3
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Hell, I don't even know it when I see most of the time.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:49 PM   #4
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I read that in the voice of Cunk.
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Old 01-28-2016, 04:57 PM   #5
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Do you mean Philomena Cunk?
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:00 PM   #6
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I do indeed.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:04 PM   #7
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She don't look anything like Gravdigr.
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:25 PM   #8
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:25 PM   #9
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She didn't do a "Moments of Wonder" on art. But she did one on philosophy.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLAk...r324YB&index=6
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Old 01-28-2016, 05:30 PM   #10
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I believe that philosophy and art go hand in hand. Most "Art" requires thought to fully understand.
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Old 01-28-2016, 06:29 PM   #11
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I generally consider art to be inessential creativity that appeals. There can obviously be more to it (e.g. the art of medicine); but, this seems to be the contemporary mainstay.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:27 PM   #12
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There is no answer that would be universally accepted. Sometimes paint is used to make pleasant pictures, and sometimes it's just weather proofing. Many, maybe most, think Picasso made pleasant pictures, I think he was weather proofing canvases. Maybe the best answer I can conjure, is creating something that pleases yourself, but I can't see the division between art and craft.
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Old 01-28-2016, 07:46 PM   #13
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I'm skeptical of the whole "art" thing, and discussions about "art." I've seen crude stuff in museums that I wasn't very impressed by, but somebody decided it was art. Whatever.

But there is something. Art is real. When you take one medium and you manipulate it to represent something else entirely, I think there is something special going on there. Chip off bits of a rock and it becomes a person. That's magical.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:00 PM   #14
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Sorry, 'what is art?' is kind of a trollish question.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:27 PM   #15
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Oh, I know... Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts, 'cause Wiki said so.
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