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On Rationalization

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Bob Beeching (robprod)
Mon, 6 Sep 1999 23:21:52 -0700


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Rationalizations:

01. "Hmmm? I took a Music appreciation course in college from a guy who =
never played a note and I know a bit about music and the various genres"

Observation: How does this contribute to one's performance skills?

02. "Students NEVER ask for grades from day one, as it is evident to =
them that grades are just scribbles, and that personal outcome, done to =
the best of one's abilities is where the 'studio's'=20
emphasis lies)."

Observation: How does "doing one's best" equate with the development of =
profeciency?

If the discipline of visual arts has no standards where does the =
function of the discipline lie?

Like it or not, we live in a world of "standards" measured by peer group =
performance, whether it be
the Olympics, Van Cliburn Music Competition, or a Venice Bicentennial.

To suggest that there are no standards in visual arts production leaves =
the door wide
open to anarchy. It takes an artist to know one, not public opinion or =
popular choice.

Santayana was right! "Those who ignore the past will repeat it."
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Rationalizations:
 
01.=20 "Hmmm?  I took a Music appreciation course in college from a guy = who never=20 played a note and I know a bit about music and the various=20 genres"
 
Observation: = How does=20 this contribute to one's performance skills?
 
02. "Students NEVER ask for grades from day one, as it is evident = to them=20 that grades are just scribbles, and that personal outcome, done to the = best of=20 one's abilities is where the 'studio's'
emphasis lies)."
 
Observation: How does "doing one's best" equate with the = development=20 of profeciency?
 
If the discipline of visual arts has no standards where does the = function=20 of the discipline lie?
 
Like it or not, we live in a world of "standards" measured by peer = group=20 performance, whether it be
the Olympics, Van Cliburn Music Competition, or a Venice=20 Bicentennial.
 
To suggest that there are no standards in visual arts production = leaves the=20 door wide
open to anarchy. It takes an artist to know one, not public = opinion or=20 popular choice.
 
Santayana was right! "Those who ignore the past will repeat = it."
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