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It all comes down to taste, doesn't it? Some modern art I really like, and some I don't. For instance I look at a Jackson Pollock painting and feel nothing - it just doesn't speak to me. I never really thought I cared much for Dali either, until I saw one of his actual paintings in the Chicago art museum, which made me realize they are much more amazing when seen in person.

Damian Hirst does some (to me) amazing collages. I even think the skull is pretty cool, although I wouldn't want to have it.

Art in any form is always personal, and it doesn't really even matter what the artist's intent was - if it touches you in some way then it's done it's job.


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Original art enters the USA duty free. I wonder how this skull would be viewed by the Customs agents.


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anitame wrote:
It all comes down to taste, doesn't it?.


No, I don't believe it does.
If someone hates classical music, does their opinion of Johann Sebastian Bach's improvisation style at the keyboard matter to anyone except themselves?
No.

Can't the same thing be said for those who don't care for jazz, impressionism, beat literature or seafood.

Opinions on the quality of those items (or lack of) is more appropriately determined by someone who has a knowledge, admiration and appreciation of the mediums.


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
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It all comes down to taste, doesn't it?.


No, I don't believe it does.
If someone hates classical music, does their opinion of Johann Sebastian Bach's improvisation style at the keyboard matter to anyone except themselves?
No.

Can't the same thing be said for those who don't care for jazz, impressionism, beat literature or seafood.

Opinions on the quality of those items (or lack of) is more appropriately determined by someone who has a knowledge, admiration and appreciation of the mediums.


No, I meant that opinions about art all come down to taste. It doesn't change the fact that it IS art, whether I can appreciate it or not. Just because I don't like Pollock doesn't mean that what he created wasn't art. Just the ability to appreciate it is what comes down to taste.


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
anitame wrote:
It all comes down to taste, doesn't it?.


No, I don't believe it does.
If someone hates classical music, does their opinion of Johann Sebastian Bach's improvisation style at the keyboard matter to anyone except themselves?
No.

Can't the same thing be said for those who don't care for jazz, impressionism, beat literature or seafood.

Opinions on the quality of those items (or lack of) is more appropriately determined by someone who has a knowledge, admiration and appreciation of the mediums.



["Opinions on the quality of those items (or lack of) is more appropriately determined by someone who has a knowledge, admiration and appreciation of the mediums"]
I agree 100% on that statement

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I humbly submit that a discussion on the definition and nature of "art" would take about 100 pages. ;)


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Only 97 left to go then....about time it got defined.



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:) hello, frank!!

i did not know all of the skulls were fake. i thought there was one that is the "real deal;" the one in the indiana jones movie? just kidding! :wink:

i will search and see what i can find, and will report back to you in this post if there is at least one crystal skull which is not a fake.


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mornin,' frank, :D

from what i have found on the crystal skulls, all are considered fake, with one being questionable, due to the skulls do not have an excavation record.

the skull which is "questionable," the mitchell-hedges skull, which was found during an excavation in belize. i honestly wonder if it is also a fake due to the tall tales which i've read the skull itself exhibits such as making people sick, etc.., the similarities it has with the crystal skull (fake) which was in the british (i think) museum, and stories the skull was purchased from sotheby's. interesting, though!!

legend of the crystal skulls:
http://www.archaeology.org/0805/etc/indy.html

the mitchell-hedges crystal skull website:
http://www.mitchell-hedges.com/

mitchell-hedges crystal skull on tour:
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/stor ... 16,00.html

skeptic's site, questioning the origin of the mitchell-hedges crystal skull:
http://www.skepdic.com/crystalskull.html


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I humbly submit that a discussion on the definition and nature of "art" would take about 100 pages. ;)

100? You've been conservative... :)

I can't help it, but this shiny skull reminds me an anime I was used to watch many years ago...
Good ol' fantaman! With the nasty guy trying to take over the world. Several times each episode...
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Good ol' fantaman!


Fantaman? A Coca-Cola product branded super-hero? ;)

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Subliminal advertising? Maybe not that subliminal... :lol:


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I humbly submit that a discussion on the definition and nature of "art" would take about 100 pages.


What about the art of nature? :D

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(Re: nature's art) Would be only too happy to be the first one to meet the artist...

100 pages? Any subject that can fill 100 pages of polite conversation without care to conclude sounds like Heaven 8)

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( Re: natures art)
If my memory is correct Dr Gubelin concluded his speech, at the golden jubilee of the Gemmological Association of G.B
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There is no greater artist than nature her self

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