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On Thu, 17 Dec 1998, Joseph Augusta wrote:
> R. Moore wrote:
> > Dear Joseph,
> > I fully agree that geese are beautiful, both in their appearance
> > and in their actions; but being beautiful doesn't in itself qualify
> > something as art. Mount Ranier is beautiful; but it isn't art ...
> True, but the mountain isn't alive--and animals are--big difference.
> You're confusing art with the art object. Try this: form a definition
> of art in your mind--art with a capital A if you must, and apply your
> definition to your beautiful geese. Then open up a little. Does it
> Best wishes,