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RE: James Joyce


From: Jeanne Voltura (jvoltura_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Jun 20 2003 - 13:35:59 PDT

I think anything that is made with the human hand and mind could be
considered a creation...which could be considered art ...some creations are
meant to be studies for finished the past, many museums have
taken artists studies and made them into finished art by hanging them on the
wall...this confuses the public though because then they think of the
unfinished creation as finished art and wonder why the artist made something
so unfinished....I think that art can be defined as anything that is created
to be viewed...or with the intentions of being viewed in the future in some
form or takes so many forms and philosophies though...some art
is meant to be viewed in order to change peoples views or opinions...some
art is made with the intentions to be sold...some art is made personally not
to be viewed...but, this type of art borders on personal therapy...and there
is nothing wrong with I said in an earlier message...that all
art can be useful to all people...and thats why its important for people who
make art just for themselves to always think about what they might be
communicating to an audience because at some point it might be seen by

-----Original Message-----
From: Marian Staudt []
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 6:37 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: James Joyce

Hi Larry,

This takes us back a few weeks to the "what is art?"question??? Is art art
because it is intended to be art by its creator?

Personally, I have several sketches in my visual diaries that may or may not
be seen or appreciated by others. Some may become 3d sculptures in glass or
pottery. I like them and I enjoy them and may decide one day to share them
with others, but will I .....?


-----Original Message-----
From: Lawrence A. Parker []
Sent: Thursday, 19 June 2003 12:46 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: James Joyce

> >Yes, L', I agree -- especially if the artwork is created with the
> >intent to influence its audience.

Can an artwork be created for any other reason?

Does, or can, an artist create something solely for her/himself, with no
intention of ever sharing it with others to elicit a response from those
around her/him?

Is artwork always outward directed?