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5th February 2004 - 5th February 2004 - A little less than a happy high Page 2 — LiveJournal
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macthud From: macthud Date: February 9th, 2004 07:48 pm (UTC) (Link)

only one thing to say...


so there.
komos From: komos Date: February 10th, 2004 02:59 pm (UTC) (Link)

But the $50K question is...

Do you call it art?
macthud From: macthud Date: February 10th, 2004 03:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: But the $50K question is...

no, but I don't call anything art unless that was its sole reason for creation.

aspects of this (vase? water jar? pot.) are art -- the way it was decorated, the leaving-raw-clay, etc.

and that renders the whole thing art, in some respects -- too, you don't need a water jar, so another respect...

so, yeah, upon reflection, I do call it art.

(but does it answer?)
komos From: komos Date: February 11th, 2004 08:07 am (UTC) (Link)

More questions

It seems an awfully limiting distinction, and one that assumes to know the intent of the artist. Does the fresco painter intend to create art or is he just painting images that have been commissioned to cover a wall or ceiling? Does the songwriter move away from art as soon as he intends his lyrics to express feelings? It seems that as soon as you move to commemorate something, to convey meaning, or to create something that can be used, under a strict reading of this definition, it is no longer art.

If I were to say that this piece was created specifically because a friend of mine expressed a need for a sake jar, would that change your answer? Or that to some extent it was meant to be an experiment with texture and color?
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