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Tuesday, 21 August 2007

A r t ?

"A work of art is an externalization of the artist's consciousness; as if we could see his way of seeing and not merely what he saw" -Arthur C. Danto

3 comments:

  1. I've been interested in definitions of what art is for a while now and this one I quite like.

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  2. This is similar to, "What a man thinks so he is". What you think or believe can be found in who you are or what you do. I.E. Picasso paints a Cubist painting, then this represent to a point, what he believes. His world view can be found in the underlying intent of his work.
    There was an art blog that ran a competition for art definitions a few months ago. There was quite a few listed, except I can't find the link now. I'll look later.

    Art is just a man's name.

    Nothing is really just what you saw. Even photo realist paintings are sampled, interpreted, processed and compressed. The underlying plausibility of reality lies in the immaterial.

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  3. an affinity with another person's art may be a sign of common humanity, a resonance with the artist in their way of thinking or seeing

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