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Lesson Plans

Re: aesthetics

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Sat, 11 Jul 1998 18:00:53 EDT

In a message dated 7/11/98 12:34:32 PM Eastern Daylight Time, MALOSHD

<< The thought of indoctrinating our children with a set of standards for what
makes "good" art makes me cringe >>

It seems that we have what we like confused with good art. We are talking
about objectivity versus subjectivity. It is possible to like bad art because
it appeals to something personal. It also possible to not like good art
because it simply does not appeal to us. But it is two different things. There
is good art and bad art and also art we like or don't like. One is objective
and the other is subjective. There seems to be some confusion about the
separatation of the two. I would hope that all art teachers would be excited
in teaching their students objective standards for creating good art and
knowing the difference. I would also hope that all art teachers would leave
their students free to establish their own subjective standards for what they
like and don't like.

My two cents