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Re: The definition of art

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Robert Nickelson (
Mon, 5 Oct 1998 21:21:53 MST

From: BluesTruth
Date sent: Mon, 5 Oct 1998 19:16:41 EDT
Copies to: BluesTruth
Subject: The definition of art

Hey, Group-
How this for a definition of art:
Art is a collection of ideas produced by human skill, imagination and

Wait a minute, if art is just ideas then where does the object itself
fit in?

I think the ideas that got from George Dickie's theory about art
sounds more complete--Art(good or bad)is an artifact or performance
deserving of or having been conferred with the status of candidate
for meaningful appreciation -- this conferring of status has been
established by a person or persons of the artworld and or the creator
of the object or performance.


Robert Nickelson
Payson Middle School
851 West 450 South
Payson, Utah 84651
(801) 465-6040