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Isaac

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"This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« on: April 28, 2015, 03:59:52 pm »

…he's not a land­scape painter but in­stead, paints di­rectly on the land­scape. He added that Ice­landers should be proud to see his art­work as no one has seen Ice­landic na­ture in this form be­fore.
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2015, 04:02:17 pm »

…he's not a land­scape painter but in­stead, paints di­rectly on the land­scape. He added that Ice­landers should be proud to see his art­work as no one has seen Ice­landic na­ture in this form be­fore.
Are we supposed to know what you are talking about?
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2015, 04:23:07 pm »

Are we supposed to know what you are talking about?


Click the link.

I like it.

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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2015, 08:06:37 pm »


I like it.


I like it too, or at least I have no problem with it.

But for this guy to say 'no one owns nature' as justification for his own actions - actions which convey an assumption that HE owns it and can therefore do as he pleases - that's pretty dishonest if you ask me.
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Isaac

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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2015, 10:12:22 pm »

I'm tempted to agree with the spokesperson for the landowners - "This man is in­cred­i­bly ar­ro­gant and his ac­tions and words re­veal his ig­no­rance."
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2015, 10:55:29 pm »

I'm tempted to agree with the spokesperson for the landowners - "This man is in­cred­i­bly ar­ro­gant and his ac­tions and words re­veal his ig­no­rance."
I agree. Perhaps the "painter" should be painted pink himself, preferably indelibly.

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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2015, 01:30:22 am »

Is "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism" a false dichotomy?
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2015, 04:02:03 am »

Is "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism" a false dichotomy?

No, it isn't, although from time to time a self-serving idiot with no talent other than for self-promotion tries to pretend that it is. I remember particularly some brainless moron who mounted an exhibition of snapshots of scratches he had made with keys to the paintwork of other people's cars (without their consent, of course): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4454485.stm.

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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2015, 04:42:33 am »

He says:
" I love mother na­ture. If I love a woman I give her a di­a­mond ring. That's why I dec­o­rate na­ture, be­cause I love it."

Maybe we should love him so much that we decorate him with tar and feathers  ;D
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2015, 07:39:33 am »

…he's not a land­scape painter but in­stead, paints di­rectly on the land­scape. He added that Ice­landers should be proud to see his art­work as no one has seen Ice­landic na­ture in this form be­fore.

It's the old story about that woman who is always pregnant.
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2015, 10:43:15 am »

I don't approve of this. He doesn't own the land. He's not even a citizen of Iceland. He didn't get a review by a local ranger or committee. He's an obnoxious tourist.

He could color a fountain, this is often done in my town when the baseball Cardinals have a division or league championship. He could color a small waterfall by submerging some gelled marine flashlights (and then retrieving them after he is done). He could backlight the geyser at night, gelling his lights.
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2015, 11:35:24 am »

Is "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism" a false dichotomy?
No, it isn't, although from time to time a self-serving idiot with no talent other than for self-promotion tries to pretend that it is. …

Why is "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism" not a false dichotomy?
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Isaac

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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2015, 11:36:35 am »

I don't approve of this.

Do you like it?
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2015, 12:11:03 pm »

Isaac,

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Why is "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism" not a false dichotomy?

Because the number of available options is not greater than two - art/vandalism is in the eye of the beholder. They are simultaneously one and the same.
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Isaac

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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2015, 12:20:33 pm »

They are simultaneously one and the same.

One is not Two :-)

dichotomy: a difference between two completely opposite ideas or things
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2015, 12:27:31 pm »

Perhaps the "painter" should be painted pink himself, preferably indelibly.

In revenge for the camel.

(Serial offender.)
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2015, 12:41:39 pm »

Isaac,

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One is not Two

Two can be One.

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dichotomy: a difference between two completely opposite ideas or things

False dichotomy: A false dilemma (also called...false dichotomy...) is a type of informal fallacy that involves a situation in which only limited alternatives are considered, when in fact there is at least one additional option.


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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2015, 12:48:04 pm »

In revenge for the camel.

(Serial offender.)
Since it appears he is a serial vandal, perhaps his private parts should be removed with a pair of Pinking Shears.
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2015, 01:02:03 pm »

Not your finest moment.
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Re: "This is not art, it's van­dal­ism"
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2015, 01:02:36 pm »

Because the number of available options is not greater than two - art/vandalism is in the eye of the beholder.

In the eye of the beholder - art, vandalism, neither art nor vandalism, both art and vandalism,…
« Last Edit: April 29, 2015, 01:21:30 pm by Isaac »
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