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How do you define art?

Asked at Clinton Lake Marina on June 16, 2012

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Photo of Tim Swanson

“Something that leaves a lasting impression on your self and you remember.”

Photo of Alan Johnson

“Art is in the eye of the beholder. What’s art to some people might be junk to someone else. Who am I to say what art is?”

Photo of Dan Schriner

“Art invokes a question.”

Photo of Haley Oehlert

“If I can relate to it and it tells a story, it is art.”

Comments

labmonkey 2 years, 6 months ago

I thought the same thing. Picture still doesn't beat a certain Style Scout from January...

Liberty275 2 years, 6 months ago

A piece of artwork is the answer that makes you find the question.

rockchalker52 2 years, 6 months ago

An infinite number of ways. Trump defines it as the art of the deal. I would redefine his art as parasitical pomposity. My favorite is the art of the written word. There are a number of accomplished artists here on OTS.

RoeDapple 2 years, 6 months ago

Indications are it's a stack of rusty scrap metal on any given corner downtown. Who knew?

Kyle Neuer 2 years, 6 months ago

Kinda like pornography. I can't define it, but I know it when I see it.

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 6 months ago

Humans need art, it has been around since day one ( and please do not take that literally). In the 1100's and later, Native Americans were putting lovely designs on pots and baskets. Now, these were to be used for cooking and carrying so obviously they did not need to look beautiful, yet someone felt the need to do so. Which of us is going to create something that others will look at eight hundred years from now and get meaning from? I like the wood sculpture at the southeast corner of 12th and Mass. It makes me think of The Bridge to Terribithia.

JackMcKee 2 years, 6 months ago

I saw this great movie last night. There were 3 girls and one guy. The guy's name was Art.

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 6 months ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt_NjJk9gM4

Little Jimmy Dickens May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose Now that is classical art.

woodscolt 2 years, 6 months ago

So is this The Ljw's thinly veiled way of asking "Do you think the art at this event is really art?"

Well, yes I do, but some of it is probably more about the process than to what degree it can be considered art.

Jayhawk1958 2 years, 6 months ago

Whatever is pleasing to the eye, feel, or taste.

scopi_guy 2 years, 6 months ago

And crystals are just rocks Tell your friends

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