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Re: Definition for Art (was 60 Minutes...GAG!)

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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Nov 26 2001 - 18:35:55 PST


In a message dated 11/26/01 2:18:16 PM Central Standard Time,
pknott@enter.net writes:

<< This is why I love Marcel so much. He and the Dada movement introduced the
 notion that art needs to be thoughtful.
 Before the camera art's purpose was documentation, story telling, ritual
 .... some kind of attempt at what is "real"
 The Dadaists saw the absurdity. When Marcel put the mustache on the Mona
 .... well I think many still don't "get it" >>

Okay Patty - I don't get it. In fact I will not show the Mona with the
mustache to my students as they do enough "vandalizing" of the newspaper
articles on the painting
tables. I felt Duchamp was being disrespectful?? And please explain the
urinal he
displayed!!! Our maintenance man had a urinal in his little work room the
other day
which is next to my art room. I guess he was repairing it or something -
anyway
I told him about Marcel Duchamp and his urinal sculpture and of course it
went over
the mans head - he probably thought I was demented. I am one of those that
just
does not get the Dadists - other than it all being a joke! I do dislike
Kincade immensely so maybe that will redeem me!!!! LOL Roberta

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