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Monday, April 16, 2007
What is Art?
What is Art? by Caroline in Painter IX.5
I hadn't been expecting to consider such a philosophical question today but that was before I discovered that flickr had flagged my account as safe but also as NIPSA - this meant no-one would ever find my images through a public search because they weren't showing them there - not that I'm expecting flocks of people to find me - but as a great user of searches myself it seemed rather antisocial to not be contributing too.
It seemed to all ride on the fact that I hadn't marked my content as being art when it was, or photos or screenshots when it was those. I don't know when this change came in - completley passed me by! But you can set a default and then change anything that is not standard individually.
So now I know the answer - art is anything that is not a photo and not a screenshot.
Which is a great way of freeing up the inner artist to play with some completely digital dribbles of paint.
Hands up those who thought it was a test for colour blindness?
Can you see the numbers?