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Re: Craftsman Defined
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- Subject: Re: Craftsman Defined
- From: Paul Anderson <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 13:58:04 -0500
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On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, charles alexander wrote:
> And please, criticize artists if you like with intelligent and constructive
> criticism, but don't call them idiots.
Did I call anyone an idiot? I don't think so. I was just saying that it
doesn't take a genius to heave a bucket of paint on the wall and call it
art, that is a fact. I doubt there's a single person without significant
disabilities that couldn't find a large wall, take the lid off a bucket of
paint, and throw the bucket at the wall. It's a fairly simple act,
requiring almost no skill. An artist, to be an artist, must put thought
and effort into the peice, and be at the very least trying to make
something aesthetically pleasing. Throwing a bucket of paint at a wall
merely requires the forethought to ask someone if you can use the wall.
Therefore, it is not art. TTYL!
Paul Anderson - Self-employed Megalomaniac
"With all due respect, you, sir, have the intellect of a pickle."
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