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Re: Musee des Beaux Arts

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Ben Schasfoort (Ben.Schasfoort)
Sun, 16 Mar 1997 12:00:32 +0100

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Marcia Scurfield, Derby, KS wrote:

I enjoy working with the college students, but sometimes miss the love
and pure appreciation of elementary children. Art to them is magic--a
valid expression of their souls--but the school administrations consider
elementary art to be a "frill" and the first thing to go when the budget
gets cut. It is the big disappointment of my adult life. How can we
make the rest of the world understand? We can't stop fighting the
fight.

Numo Jeager made his point:

Art is not a frill! Art is essential. Human beings have a need to be
creative. CAN WE
MAKE the rest of the world understand? WE CAN! Let's just DO IT!

Now I have some questions.
How could it happen that " WE" are so different from "the rest of the
world"? Are "THEY" a bunch of idiots? Most of them have had art in school in
their schooltime. Were art teachers in that time not capable to let their
students understand that the world had a need to be creative? Why is art
essential? Because it makes you creative? If we can make the rest of the
world understand, why did we not do it before (some of us must be at least
forty-five)?

Marcia said: How can we make the rest of the world understand?
Numo said: WE CAN.

Understand what exactly?
How precizely?

If anyone could answer this (Numo?) it would be great help for me, because
in the lowlands, where once Rembrandt lived the problems are all the same.
Ben Schasfoort
e-mail: ben.schasfoort
Tel. and fax: (+31) 597 55 15 03


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