QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: ExSanQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: outrunQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaWhat is art? Good question.How about "an intentionally emotion-inducing novel artifact"?What?? That's a new way of looking at it! You did that on purpose didn't you?:DIndeed!
QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunCan a wild cat or dog create art? I don't think so. The Bowerbird? perhaps...I agree!The Bowerbird is pretty artistic although the emotional message is not so novel: "Hey, Baby! Look at my pimped crib!"QuoteOriginally posted by: outrunQuoteOriginally posted by: ExSanshe's very skilled for a human, but it's not art.Nowadays, what is art?What are the characteristics of a particular creation to be qualified as art? Let's put aside for a moment the subjectivenessWhat would be the variables in some software that we might call Art Detector In a Robotic Engine (ADMIRE)?Are purely functional objects (e.g., a plain hammer) art or must the object include superfluous features (nonfunctional curves, embellishments, or colors)?If an object is boring, can it be art? Or must the object provoke a response? And, if so, does that not make art subjective?Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.Oscar Wilde