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On - What Art Is

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Mon, 22 Jul 1996 13:03:22 +0800 (HKT)

There has been much talk on deffining art and approaches, models and methods to
teaching art. Recent reading has directed me to the following - "...a good deal
of art is play, still more of it is acting, some of it is experiement, some of
it is role playing, some of it fantasy, some of it borrowing, some teasing, some
misleading, some candor, some blind searching, some catharsis, some mistakes,
some serendipity, some in fact accurate transcriptions of the way things are. It
is a complex business whose symbols are arcane and whoes meaning often obscure
or purposefully obscured." If art is all of these things - and in fact probably
more - can it be taught using a prescribed systematic linear model ? No it
cannot so should we and how can we as teachers build an environment to allow all
that art is to be shown to our students, so that they might part take in "what
art is" and come to know "what art is" and so have within them life long
learning skill to allow further recognition of "what art is". Art for them
selves so that they are the men and women on the journey of discovering art for
their own meaning not borrowing from art already created.
I hope this might generate a few thoughts and ideas amongst you.
Thank you

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