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Re: animal art

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marcia m eaton (marciameaton)
Fri, 18 Dec 1998 04:05:36 -0500

Craig Roland rightly raises the question of whether the "aboutness"
requirement would mean that much 20th century art is not art. This is one
of the things that is so interesting about Arthur Danto's theory. He has a
notion of "being about" that is designed to handle abstract art. One of
the things art may be about, for example, is art---i.e. an abstract
monochromatic painting might be making a statement about what art is, what
is involved in artistic creation, etc. All of this depends upon artists
working within specific communities and traditions---which is the point
that Ron brought up. Marcia