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    Yeah, but is it art?

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    This was settled 100 years ago. Yes, it is art. End of story.
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    Such a sloppy slope, defining "art". Behind a successful artist, is a great art broker (IMHO).

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    art

    Is art ... well, Art? "Art" with an "A" meaning fine art, swell stuff, and that sort thing. If you look up the meaning of art with a small a, well, some toddler dipping into his nappies and scrawling his stuff on the wall is art. But it is "Art" like Van Gogh paintings. No.
    It's pretty silly to bring all this up.

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    I am reminded of the signature line of fellow APUG member 'darinwc', quoting Frodo:

    "Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no."



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    "There is very limited audience for the arty stuff, and it is largely comprised of other arty types, most of whom have no money to spend because no one is buying their stuff either. More people bring their emotions to an image than bring their intellect. The former are the folks who have checkbooks because they are engineers, accountants, and bankers—and generally they are engineers, accountants and bankers because they are not artists."

    — Amanda Tomlin, Looking Glass Magazine, 2014

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    It may be more meaningful to say what isn't art. Any takers on that?

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    This refers to what I would term good art, for lack of a better word: It's only art if it makes the grade, no matter what the medium. Most stuff I see, photographically speaking, is simply snapshots. Just like most painting is simply eye candy or pushing paint around. If it were easy, then everyone would be making art. It's not, and they're not.

    If we're talking about bad art, or art that pretends to be art (artifice) then heck yes, we're drowning in that stuff. It's probably always been that way, there are just so many more people out there churning that crap out nowadays. It used to be you had to travel to a gallery to see even bad art, not it's on billboards, in store windows, on the telly, on our phones, and we're force fed the stuff on the internet. Philip Dick saw it coming decades ago.
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    "Is it art?" == "Can it be sold?"
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    Yeah, but is it your blog?

    I don't get what's going on here. There are apparently no pictures of, nor any name associated with the about blog/blogger. It seems to be linked to the OP. Are you surreptitiously starting discussions on blogs you wrote?


    FYI: I didn't read the article, nor would I under these circumstances.

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    David, if that is your blog... nice darkroom!



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    "There is very limited audience for the arty stuff, and it is largely comprised of other arty types, most of whom have no money to spend because no one is buying their stuff either. More people bring their emotions to an image than bring their intellect. The former are the folks who have checkbooks because they are engineers, accountants, and bankers—and generally they are engineers, accountants and bankers because they are not artists."

    — Amanda Tomlin, Looking Glass Magazine, 2014

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