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Re:"Clip Art Sites"

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henry taylor (taylorh)
Mon, 26 Jul 1999 14:38:15 -0700


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Jacki, Just for fun, try the Altavista search engine =
http://www.altavista.digital.com and do a little surfing using their =
Image search button. Buttons Bars and Arrows will get hits and offer a =
quick insight as to the quality and thrust of any sites you hit.

Bob,=20
Depends on the student and the class and the curricular goals among =
othet things, doesn't it? I can't see as it's even possible to "cheat" =
in art... other than outright intentional fraud or theft. And what =
constitutes theft any more requires a $200 hr. conference with your =
local copyright law pro.

Clip Art is kinda like using "stock photos" purchased or public domain =
rather than going out and photographing that nice soft-focus seagull in =
the sunset frieze you might want to use as a banner on your guestbook =
page: A Quick and Dirty solution that meets your immediate aesthetic =
requirements.

Now 'Copying' as in Dead Artists-- we just finished that up, I think.

Semantically a representation is always partially a copying event.=20
It's either that mountain "out there" or the one you imagine between=20
your ears. One way to judge the effectiveness of your work is to=20
compare it to something else in critical ways similar. Copying a=20
familiar convention in a hopefully somewhat original way.

Where copying means cloning something as a reproduction;
now that's a real challenge I think. I learn a lot when I try that=20
one. Controlling the medium, seeing how and what someone=20
else saw exactly and not what I'd want to see or what I thought
I saw when I glanced up. When I beat it my confidence is pretty=20
high and I've usually made a bunch of mistakes along the way=20
that I can use better in another context.

"Draw what you see."=20
or if you'd rather..
"Copy what you are seeing with these pencils (and quick, before the =
light changes!)."
Mas o menos.
-henry

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Jacki, Just for fun, try the Altavista search engine = http://www.altavista.digital.co= m and=20 do a little surfing using their Image search button. Buttons Bars and = Arrows=20 will get hits and offer a quick insight as to the quality and thrust of = any=20 sites you hit.
 
Bob,
Depends on the student and the class = and the=20 curricular goals among othet things, doesn't it? I can't see as it's = even=20 possible to "cheat" in art... other than outright intentional = fraud or=20 theft. And what constitutes theft any more requires a $200 hr. = conference with=20 your local copyright law pro.
 
Clip Art is kinda like using = "stock=20 photos" purchased or public domain rather than going out and = photographing=20 that nice soft-focus seagull in the sunset frieze you might want to use = as a=20 banner on your guestbook page:  A Quick and Dirty solution that = meets your=20 immediate aesthetic requirements.
 
Now 'Copying' as in Dead Artists-- = we just=20 finished that up, I think.
 
Semantically a = representation is always partially a copying event.
It's either that mountain "out there" or = the one you=20 imagine between
your ears. One way to judge the effectiveness of = your work is=20 to
compare it to something else in critical ways = similar. Copying=20 a
familiar convention in a hopefully somewhat  = original=20 way.
 
Where copying means cloning something as a=20 reproduction;
now that's a real challenge I think. I learn a lot = when I try=20 that
one. Controlling the medium, seeing how and what = someone=20
else saw exactly and not what I'd want to see or = what I=20 thought
I saw when I glanced up. When I beat it my = confidence is=20 pretty
high and I've usually made a bunch of mistakes along = the way=20
that I can use better in another = context.
 
"Draw what you see." =
or if you'd=20 rather..
"Copy what you are seeing with = these=20 pencils (and quick, before the light changes!)."
Mas o menos.
-henry
 
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