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Actually, he or she was. They were claiming an attack on taste as an attack on character. This implies that people with bad taste are people of bad character. They were trying to refute my accusation of bad taste, and thus, presumably, rehabilitate their reputation for good character.
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: TheLaughingGod
it's not semantics or relativism
I's not about labor, quantity or detail. Simple or complex depends on what you do see, what you're able to see and what you're willing to see
What you need to see and what you want to see is taste. Knowledge and experience can change your tastes
Aesthetics is a fascinating subject
Simple is not less sophisticated. Simple can require more skill and knowledge to pull off than complex and detailed
I don't doubt that you could turn this on its head in that fuzzy mind of yours though, I don't doubt that at all actually..
...but in the case of Japanese art vs renaissance art it's demonstrably false. Just as false as claiming that two lines drawn on a paper is as sophisticated as the Mona Lisa.
Perhaps you're not familiar with the nuances in the definition of character. I find this highly suspect coming from a writer.
the way someone thinks, feels, and behaves : someone's personality.
I didn't say one was better than the other but please prove this by quoting me directly.
Quite possibly. But personality is not character. You can’t attack personality; you can only criticize it.
You seem to think I’m arguing with you. I’m not, you know.
But lets look at the definiton of sophisticated in the capacity that I have been using it: "highly developed and complex". Since this definition is obviously the one that I have been using I think it's pretty safe to say that simple actually is less sophisticated
You can compare art not of the same style at all...of course anyone with a background in art or education in such are going to think you're an idiot
The OP will never forgive you for this: