Puzzle 63: One and one make two - From New Scientist #1114, 3rd August 1978 [link] “Never tell them more than you need”, as Professor Knowall has so often said. “And pay them the compliment...
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?