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Re: Original work or Plagarism?

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Betti P. Longinotti (wsfcs-art)
Wed, 26 Aug 1998 13:24:56 -0400 (EDT)

I do agree... many contemporary or artists out of the Pop movement have
borrowed ideas, using past themes or artwork as a catalyst for their own
work, i.e. parody or revisiting a famous work; and I believe this to
also be one justifiable motivation for student artwork. 'However', I
think it is vitally important that as art teachers we need to define, as
clearly as possible, the differences in 'plagarism' from the above,
which defines an artwork's originality.
What sets the student artwork, or other artwork, apart from merely copy
And as we know, in ages past, apprentice artists learned from copying
the 'masters'... when and in what art education situations is this still

Artfully yours,
Betti P. Longinotti
K-12 Lead Art Teacher
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
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