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Re: [teacherartexchange] "YouTube" second try


From: M. Austin (whest177_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jul 07 2007 - 16:47:45 PDT

It reminds me of the debate on Christo. Is what he does art? Or the guy who
draws sidewalk drawings? Some people can't get enough of Kincade - are his
paintings art? I love these types of debates - nobody is ever going to be
right or wrong. I have students who think that because they don't draw well
that they could never be artists - I bring in this type of debate and then
move the discussion into artists who are sculptors or photographers.
3-12 Kansas Art Teacher
HS Digital Communications
Technology Integration Specialist

> Oh, that's not what I meant. I was a professional puppeteer for years. I
> understand how much puppetry is all about art. But I am fascinated at the
> way some visual art people define art, and why they would talk about some
> very obvious things as art, and others as not. Certainly this performance
> is art in that he designed the art and paints them right there. Not every
> artist can do that. But why is it that some people consider it painting
> by number, even if he created the number system..... Just looking for
> more opinions on this....

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