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Re: Ossified? Or just educated?

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Joseph Augusta (jaugusta)
Sun, 21 Nov 1999 17:10:13 -0500


Joseph Augusta wrote:

> Dennis Freeman wrote:
>
> > I just finished a 3-week e-mail project in which I portrayed a
> > relatively obscure 19th Century artist, Alfred Jacob Miller.

>
> This is wonderful, Dennis, and hats off to you. Bringing historical
> characters to life for everyone, including youngsters, is such a
> delight. Sure, the artists quoted on the sites were live individuals--I
> have no problem with any of them--it's just that their
> words, removed from a flesh and blood individual, and held up as
> something germane to life today--are often quite wide of the mark.
> Remember, visual artists are *visual* people, and what they say, in
> the form of language, often falls far short of what they say in their
> art---and it's for their art, that they're remembered!
>
> Best wishes,
> Joseph
> >

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