Yes, it’s been almost 8 months. Want to know where I’ve been? Just go take a little peek on my Facebook art page (https://www.facebook.com/RautenbachArt1). I’ve been given a wonderful opportunity to create stories with pictures – this, being my long-term plan – but in the meantime, please join me on my art-exclusive blog below… which starts with a question that has an ever-shifting answer:
Originally posted on Rautenbach Art:
Oh no, not another philosophising
artist painter… Did you know that not even Wikipedia can answer this question with great conviction? Instead of succinctly saying “everything is art”, the main knowledge centre of the whole entire internet says:
Art is a diverse range of human activities and the products of those activities, usually involving imaginative or technical skill.
So, I could get on my ride-on lawnmower and cut the grass, and that which remains is art? (Yes, actually. That’s art… if I want it to be.) Fortunately, Wikipedia redeems itself with the final sentence in the intro:
The nature of art, and related concepts such as creativity and interpretation, are explored in a branch of philosophy known as aesthetics.
So, this gets us a little closer to the answer: ART is nice things that people find pleasure in (creating, packaging, giving, buying/selling, receiving, appreciating, sharing, etc.). Welcome to my blog…
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