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Re: what is modern art...?
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: what is modern art...?
- From: Lynne Olson <Heimre@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 19:51:06 -0500
- Message-id: <199703260051.QAA24687@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Those large, monochromatic canvases affect me like the outcome of a basic
design art class project. But because of their size, juxtapostion and space
where they're displayed, they have an enormous impact on me. It's a very
non-intellectual reaction. Maybe the impact or effect on the viewer is
what defines art. Sometimes I respond more intellectually to art, such as
some political cartoons, books, etc. I've seen. Basically, I consider art a
form of communication. It's interesting to note that people have different
favorites in a gallery exhibit, dance performance, architectural structure,
etc., but sometimes there's an overwhelming favorite that affects lots of
people. I just think it's important to form your own opinion or reaction and
not be "conned" into defining art.