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Re: Van Gogh and why make art?


Date: Sun Oct 06 2002 - 10:48:08 PDT

<PRE>I appreciated this topic because several times when I've showed artwork for
the students to critique, there were students who said the artist must have
been bored. I assured them that artists are never bored - at least I can't
imagine it - but wanted to offer more about the "deep compelling need to
create." I'm still thinking about why they think someone is bored and
therefore makes art, or if they think that the art is boring. We'll be
discussing this more in class during the next few weeks. I'm teaching Art I
in high school but had the same comments a few times at the middle school.
Hmmm.?? Anyone else run into this? Genie Holt