Re: ART: What Art Is

From: Natasha Vita-More (
Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 19:44:34 MDT

At 10:26 AM 5/29/00 -0700, Daniel wrote:

>not sure if Natasha thinks they are, but I'd like to hear her comments on
>what she thinks is salvageable from Rand's esthetics per se.)

The subject of aesthetics would be good to discuss at some point, but under
a different thread. My interest in this thread has waned -- not because
you didn't bring up an interesting subject, but because if we are going to
discuss art criticism, I'd rather discuss the ideas of art critics, such as
Susan Sontag and Robert Atkins.

>I expect Natasha here to contend that art _is_ outside identity or invents
>its identity...:)

I'm not sure where you picked up. I find that it is difficult to separate
art from the artist when considering motivation and/or theory. It seems to
be my practice to link art with the artist (surely in filmmaking, music,
visual arts, literature, poetry, etc.)


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