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Re: the "sound" thing....(now: art definition)


My question was not what is the latest trend or popular idea of art, but what is art, the thing itself. As far as if there is ONE definition, I think that if there isn't, we're back to just a councel of despair & why try, which was not the purpose of my question. Also, I think as artists it is incumbent of us as artists to have some idea of what it is we are doing & have some i9dea of what it's called. Clearly we are musicians of some sort or other, but we are creating art, just as Baqch did, & Shakespeare, & they guy who created the cave paintings of animals 20,000 years ago. Art may have trends, but art isn't a trend.

someone said:
But my original question was: "what is art or a definition of what is or constitutes art"

i'm very late to this, and haven't read all the posts, but saw this, so i will chime in:

there is no ONE definition of "art" or "Art".
art is basically a western european ter
m, that has been in our lexicon for about 500 yrs or so (think Renaissance).
sure you can look up in the dictionary or wiki or encyclopedia for a definition, but the way w/ modern art (anytime from late 1790s to 1850s for start-lots of debate)
is that whatever definition is made for art, a new group of artists goes against this and challenges conventions (this can be applied to anything from impressionists
through dadaists to conceptual art, etc)...


Mark Showalter
Minden Jot!



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