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BEAUTY

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Kevin Hall (kehall)
Tue, 20 Oct 1998 21:32:33 -0700


Isn't the topic of beauty perfect for a philosophical forum? I agree
with Carla that it is like debating religion. I don't think there is
one right or wrong answer to "What is beauty?" To me it is what is
visually appealing and oftentimes the subject matter is something I can
understand. Beauty and how it relates to art seems to be a concept
constantly under investigation, review, and scrutiny. Of course there
are artworks that are considered beautiful which appeal to the masses,
but why?

As a person who has no formal training in art I have so many other
questions concerning art and understanding the meaning of art. Carla's
example of "The Ugly Object" clarified some of my questions regarding
the qualities reflected by art--color, form, shape, use, texture, etc.
What a great way to get students involved and draw out these concepts in
a fun way.

Discussion and reflection are important to the learing process,
hopefully this is what I will be able to gain from this listserve
experience.

Ellen Hall