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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 12 PHILOSOPHY OF ART

What is Art?

A LEXICOGRAPHER’S NIGHTMARE

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.” —Paul Gauguin

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The most fundamental question in the philosophy of art is that of the nature or definition of art in general. Of course, many philosophers have debated the question but never has there been universal satisfaction with any one theory.

 

It’s worth asking whether it is even possible to properly address the question, “what is art?” or whether there is any practical purpose in doing so. The arguments may be fascinating ...

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