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Diego Pigozzo

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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #40 on: July 20, 2015, 03:46:29 AM »

Your analogy completely and utterly fails to describe what you think it does.
It may fails for you: others may find it quite on the spot.

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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #41 on: July 20, 2015, 06:07:58 AM »

It may fails for you: others may find it quite on the spot.



Art being justified by pseudo-science. Unfortunately all too prevalent.
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #42 on: July 20, 2015, 06:10:21 AM »

Art being justified by pseudo-science. Unfortunately all too prevalent.
Once again: if this thread or the expressed ideas are worthless or senseless to you doesn't means they are worthless or senseless to everybody.
Nobody is a golden standard.
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #43 on: July 20, 2015, 06:41:20 AM »

Once again: if this thread or the expressed ideas are worthless or senseless to you doesn't means they are worthless or senseless to everybody.
Nobody is a golden standard.

Surely the only 'golden standard' is logic. Only then can it be 'sense' as opposed to 'senseless'. 
I have no problem with you (or anyone) holding a definition of art, but when a scientific concept is introduced to support their position and that concept fails at the most basic level of enquiry, challenging it will enable 'everybody' to make their own minds up as to its validity. Is this pedantic? Probably. Is it necessary? IMO, yes. Otherwise positions become inarguable, supported by irrelevancies and non-sequiturs.

I will leave it at that. Have a good day.
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #44 on: July 20, 2015, 06:48:19 AM »

Surely the only 'golden standard' is logic. Only then can it be 'sense' as opposed to 'senseless'. 
I have no problem with you (or anyone) holding a definition of art, but when a scientific concept is introduced to support their position and that concept fails at the most basic level of enquiry, challenging it will enable 'everybody' to make their own minds up as to its validity. Is this pedantic? Probably. Is it necessary? IMO, yes. Otherwise positions become inarguable, supported by irrelevancies and non-sequiturs.

I will leave it at that. Have a good day.
Once again: if it fails for you that doesn't means it fails for everybody.
If logic is your golden standard, good for you.


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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #45 on: July 20, 2015, 07:06:27 AM »


If logic is your golden standard, good for you.





[sits dumbfounded at the implications of that one!]
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #46 on: July 20, 2015, 07:13:06 AM »

[sits dumbfounded at the implications of that one!]

My dumbfounded books says that the theory of special relativity was originally proposed in 1905.
The same dumbfounded books says that Newton's law of universal gravitation was published in 1687.

So, if you're right, Newton's law of universal gravitation was useless until 1905.
Good look supporting that claim.
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #47 on: July 20, 2015, 07:30:52 AM »

My dumbfounded books says that the theory of special relativity was originally proposed in 1905.
The same dumbfounded books says that Newton's law of universal gravitation was published in 1687.

So, if you're right, Newton's law of universal gravitation was useless until 1905.
Good look supporting that claim.

How on earth do you reach that conclusion: it's one of those non-sequiturs I was talking about.
Unfortunately it seems you are right...logic does escape you.
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2015, 07:34:41 AM »

How on earth do you reach that conclusion: it's one of those non-sequiturs I was talking about.
Unfortunately it seems you are right...logic does escape you.
I think we agree to disagree.
Have a nice day.



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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #49 on: July 20, 2015, 11:40:44 AM »

"The overlapping bodies recall the bonded brothers in Jacques-Louis David's neoclassical painting...

Now, Isaac, we seem to be entering Virgin-Mary-toast territory ;)

If that toast is art, than photographers can create art accidentally too. Come to think of it, based on the price of that toast, the toaster must be much better artist than I am.

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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #50 on: July 20, 2015, 12:16:23 PM »

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"Laughter as Diversionary Tactic: We fall into this fallacy when, unable to come up with a reasoned response to an argument, we try to dodge it by pretending that it is not worth taking seriously."
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #51 on: July 20, 2015, 12:21:26 PM »

Virgin-Mary-toast was a rather serious example, Isaac. A chuckle after an argument is presented is not the same as a laughter instead of an argument.

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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #52 on: July 20, 2015, 12:23:56 PM »

Is Isaac actually simultaneously demanding evidence in one thread, and refusing to provide it in another, talking to the same guy in both threads?

That is a new level of boldness.
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #53 on: July 20, 2015, 12:37:11 PM »

Virgin-Mary-toast was a rather serious example, Isaac.

Is your serious argument that the photograph does not plainly and intentionally show a group of figures, or that the painting does not plainly and intentionally show a group of figures?

Is your argument that the photograph does not transform "the event into a solemn act that bound the wills of different individuals in a single, creative gesture" or that the painting does not?
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #54 on: July 20, 2015, 12:47:32 PM »

Is your serious argument that the photograph does not plainly and intentionally show a group of figures, or that the painting does not plainly and intentionally show a group of figures?

No. Both your statements above are correct, i..e, both the photograph and the painting show a group or figures, obviously. My argument is that the accidental similarity between the two, something arrived to in the post-conceptual analysis only, does not make a documentary photograph art anymore than an accidentally burned toast does. Or does it?

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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #55 on: July 20, 2015, 12:54:43 PM »

... Is your argument that the photograph does not transform "the event into a solemn act that bound the wills of different individuals in a single, creative gesture" or that the painting does not?

This edited part came after I wrote my reply above, so I'll address this one separately.

I do not think that the photograph transformed the event, it merely documented it. The painting, however, had a better chance of being the transformative force.

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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #56 on: July 22, 2015, 06:32:44 PM »

I do not think that the photograph transformed the event, it merely documented it.

The event was the replacement of a small flag by a large flag. The photograph transformed that into a symbol of struggle, solidarity and victory.
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #57 on: July 23, 2015, 03:10:35 AM »

The photograph transformed that into a symbol of struggle, solidarity and victory.

People's minds do that, not the picture.
Someone on the other side of a political fence could take that same picture as being a symbol of American hegemony.
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Re: Accidentally made a work of art?
« Reply #58 on: July 23, 2015, 12:22:47 PM »

People's minds do that, not the picture.

People's minds do everything that results in their understanding of a photograph!

Someone on the other side of a political fence could take that same picture as being a symbol of American hegemony.

And that too would be a transformation of an event - the replacement of a small flag by a large flag - into, as you say, a symbol.
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