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originally posted by: Bluntone22
Paintings should require paint.
That's a rule.
Taping a banana to a wall is what a creative toddler would do. Don't tell me it's art.
the conscious use of skill and creative imagination especially in the production of aesthetic objects
The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Art: the result of somebody's work/idea that has no use in real life except making (some) people think or have feelings about it.
originally posted by: ArMaP
originally posted by: neutronflux
So? Celibate when a 6 month old does well? Don’t celebrate when a fully functional adult aspires to the skill level of a 6 month old. And your saying a child is not more imaginative than the average adult. Maybe you don’t value childhood.
Where/when did I say "a child is not more imaginative than the average adult"?
What I said was that a 6 month old child does not create works of art with the intention of them being works of art, just that.
originally posted by: daskakik
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
We do? Why? What happens if we don't put limits on what can be called art?
What happens if we do?
More importantly, if we just draw a line, is it art?
The animated short above, The Dot and the Line, directed by the great Chuck Jones and narrated by English actor Robert Morley, won an Oscar in 1965 for Best Animated Short Film. Based on a book written by Norton Juster, “The Dot and the Line” tells the story of a romance between two geometric shapes—taking the archetypal narrative trajectory of boy meets girl, loses girl, wins girl in the end (finding himself along the way) and injecting it with some fascinating social commentary that still resonates almost fifty years later. One way of watching “The Dot and the Line” is as a “triumph of the nerd” story, where an anxious square (as in "uncool") Line has to compete with a hipster beatnik Squiggle of a rival for the affections of a flighty Dot.
Sometimes, the provenance of the funds can be more critical than the provenance of the art.