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#1 RichardTheFrog

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Posted November 16 2014 - 02:36 PM

Why is art important?

 

I'm a science guy.

 

I read history books and when it comes to the art section of each chapter, I don't entirely see the point.

 

Gothic cathedrals, Michaelangelo, architecture, Shakespeare, etc.

 

How is this relevant and important?

 

I'm not saying that it's not. I am just asking if there is something that I'm missing.



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Posted November 16 2014 - 02:41 PM

 

 I am just asking if there is something that I'm missing.

 

 

Appreciation... apparently.


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#3 RichardTheFrog

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Posted November 16 2014 - 02:52 PM

Yea I mean the Taj Mahal is beautiful.



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Posted November 16 2014 - 03:00 PM

Art can capture a particular place in time as well as universals of the human experience, often evoking qualia as well as making some type of statement. Art is a viscereal human experience.


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Posted November 16 2014 - 03:11 PM

cool.



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Posted November 16 2014 - 03:38 PM

I am just asking if there is something that I'm missing.

Yes, soul.
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Posted November 16 2014 - 03:39 PM

To me, art is important because it's a form of expression. Whether it's architecture, music, sculptures, photography, etc. It's just another medium for self-expression. 

 

Personally, I'm a very visual-artsy minded person. You could give me a book to analyze and I would have no problem, but you give me a basic algebra problem and I'm stumped. Different people see things differently :) 


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Posted November 16 2014 - 03:41 PM

To me, art is important because it's a form of expression. Whether it's architecture, music, sculptures, photography, etc. It's just another medium for self-expression. 

 

Personally, I'm a very visual-artsy minded person. You could give me a book to analyze and I would have no problem, but you give me a basic algebra problem and I'm stumped. Different people see things differently :)

 

Do you mean a fictional book? Or a science textbook? Or both?



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Posted November 16 2014 - 03:44 PM

I'm talking more Shakespeare, short stories, fictional books, and the occasional non-fiction book. 

I'm good at understanding the English language for the most part, and can find secondary or deeper meaning in texts. For example, I excel at analyzing the meanings of poems that I read at school. 

 

Like I said, some people have an understanding and appreciation for things like reading and writing, and others like yourself have an understanding and appreciation of things like math and science. The world would be a pretty boring place if we all thought the exact same way :)


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Posted November 16 2014 - 03:46 PM

What is the meaning of a poem for example? Like Robert Frost "The Road Less Travelled"....

 

it means that sometimes it's good to take the lesser travelled route, right?

 

So I get it too, don't I?






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