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Re: artsednet digest: July 13, 2001: A Question of Aesthetics


From: Kevan Nitzberg (knitzber_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 14 2001 - 06:58:17 PDT

Here is an article I wrote for regarding aesthetics /
beauty and art, that might provide some more info for that classroom


> A fascinating site. Thanks for sharing. This site could really start an
> interesting classroom discussion about aesthetics, and about what art is,
> and isn't. It has me thinking. For example, I find the Heidelberg Project
> visually distracting and quite hideous which is exactly what makes its point
> so effective, in my opinion. The funny thing is, I find "ruined" buildings
> and houses more beautiful and interesting than those polka dots! However,
> it's the polka dots that got the attention. So, is art supposed to be
> beautiful? make a point? both?
> Leah