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Re: WHAT IS ART? Indeed, WHAT IS BEAUTY?

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Susan Bennett (sbennett)
Sat, 23 Oct 1999 18:27:45 -0400


Do you think Artie that the age of science that we are in, pushes us more to
a machine like assessment on most forms of human perception?Susan
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From: Artemis420 <Artemis420>
To: occti <occti>; artsednet.edu
<artsednet.edu>
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 1999 1:39 AM
Subject: Re: WHAT IS ART? Indeed, WHAT IS BEAUTY?

>In a message dated 10/19/99 5:57:34 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
occti
>writes:
>
><< ) an understanding of mathematical principles and laws...describe such
> qualities of the world as perspective, mass, volume, space, time, etc.
But
> just these principles alone are not creative. A similar statement would
be
> that grammar demystifies the human act of writing and communicating. Yet
> it does not; the creative element is missing - the putting together of the
> myriad pieces and parts.
>
> 2) art and math were not 'married'; they were born together...in the real
> world. Each in their way are qualities of the world, both recognized and
> codified by the human mind - our discovery of existing relationships.
> >>
>In my experience, art and math (and science too) were joined in the
>renaissance. There isn't much evidence of perspective in art before then.
As
>for beauty, it seems to move from the inner world to the outer world in
>cycles...I think we are moving to a
>new aesthetic of beauty now. I hope it will relate to the human as a human
>and not just as an extension of a machine.
>Artie
>