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What is Art?

What is art? That is a simple question with a very complicated answer. For this week’s lecture, I will use my old lecture notes and give it a new twist. Let us examine initial definitions of art found everywhere and critique it, as well as examine objects that are accepted as art. Here is the link to the presentation:

What is Art? Lecture

Also, let us take another aspect into art perspectives using my Prezi presentation on the subject:

Introductory Notes in Art and Aesthetics

I am looking forward to reading the journal entries. After this week’s lecture, we are watching The Artist. Excited? I know I am. Take this film as a challenge my dear student!

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