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Old April 21st, 2013, 02:26 PM
Jerome Marot Jerome Marot is offline
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Originally Posted by Asher Kelman View Post
My ideas of art, (as expressed repeatedly here) is as being nascent when the creator exports his/her ideas and feelings to a new or existing material form, so that it can be appreciated by others.
Any human creation is an idea exported from someone's brain, even the bricks building your house, the screws and gears in your car or the design of your house slippers. Yet people do not consider these to be "art". Your definition does not work.

Duchamp's bottle rack certainly started as an idea in someone's brain and is appreciated by others. My neighbor in France uses exactly the same rack (they are still built today) and appreciates it very much to let his wine bottles dry after cleaning them. Yet it is not art, unless put by Duchamp in a museum.
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