Real Art Essay by JPWrite

Real Art
A discussion of what defines art and other questions that are central to the philosophy art.
# 63876 | 1,386 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Feb 15, 2006 in Art (General) , Philosophy (General)

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This paper examines questions relevant to the creative process and how art is created. The paper looks at how we define art, how we distinguish art from non-art and the place of art in an increasingly pedestrian society. The paper also attempts to explain how it is that society distinguishes art from among the images that are displayed to us through the newspapers, the television, and the internet and discusses whether digital video is as much art as film, or whether film can even be considered art. Finally, through an examination of the thoughts of three people who theorized about art, Walter Benjamin, Marshall McLuhan and Jean Baudrillard, the paper attempts to answer all of these questions.

From the Paper:

"His reversal of judgment on the electronic age is never explained very well. Perhaps he became disillusioned with the fraud and the forgery that the Internet could lead to, or perhaps he felt that the electronic age would lead to even more isolation than did the invention of the printing press. Since it is unknown exactly why he changed his mind, it is impossible to say whether or not he agreed with in principle with Benjamin. What is known is that he died with the same contempt for the digital and mechanical reproduction as Benjamin had."

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