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In a message dated 4/7/00 9:01:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
<< Without really planning to do so, during our current unit involving the
making of wire and sculpey figure sculptures, I began creating a sculpture of
my own. We'd been discussing Edvard Munch and how all artwork isn't
necessarily pretty or pleasant, and talked about how art is sometimes a means
to expressing powerful emotions in order to get them "out in the open." >>
In philosophy there is something called 'the paradox of the ugly.' It goes
the ugly whether found in works of art or in ordinary experience, is supposed
to be distasteful and unappealing yet under certain circumstances, the ugly
has an appealing aesthetic fascination and pleasure associated with it.
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