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What is art - ad absurdam

David Goen's exposition illustrates my point:  By amplifying as many of the
elements of definition the substance of the object is left on the wall or
table or floor as irrelevant to the importance of the thoughts about it.

Neither van Gogh, nor Bach, nor Feininger, nor Sandburg, while producing
their work gave a thought to how it would be defined.  It grew out of an
intrinsic creative instinct unique to those who do.

That it must come to the attention of those who say diminishes the effect in
direct proportion to the amount of verbiage expended on its behalf.


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