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04/08/2011 10:09:50 AM · #76
Heh, let's muddy the waters a bit more. LOL This is kind of how I look at it, but couldn't phrase it as well as Wikipedia did. I found this AFTER I voted.

The more recent sense of the word art is as an abbreviation for creative art or fine art. Fine art means that a skill is being used to express the artist's creativity, or to engage the audience's aesthetic sensibilities, or to draw the audience towards consideration of the finer things. Often, if the skill is being used in a common or practical way, people will consider it a craft instead of art. Likewise, if the skill is being used in a commercial or industrial way, it will be considered commercial art instead of fine art. On the other hand, crafts and design are sometimes considered applied art. Some art followers have argued that the difference between fine art and applied art has more to do with value judgments made about the art than any clear definitional difference.[10] However, even fine art often has goals beyond pure creativity and self-expression. The purpose of works of art may be to communicate ideas, such as in politically, spiritually, or philosophically motivated art; to create a sense of beauty (see aesthetics); to explore the nature of perception; for pleasure; or to generate strong emotions. The purpose may also be seemingly nonexistent.



I don't think anything could be MORE subjective than art. Have fun.
04/08/2011 10:19:37 AM · #77
Sigh, as is becoming usual:
Votes: 47
Views: 80
Avg Vote: 5.2553
Comments: 0

Would I hang it on my wall? Oh yes.
Alas, not many would like my wall.
04/08/2011 10:24:36 AM · #78
Not even the merest sniff of a comment...sigh.
04/08/2011 10:29:15 AM · #79
didn't enter this one, there are some really great shots here. the most interesting challenge to vote on in quite a while.

You have rated 167 of 167 images (100%) in this challenge.
You have commented on 5 images (3%) in this challenge.
You have given an average score of 6.1856

i'll leave more comments as the week goes on.
04/08/2011 10:35:47 AM · #80
This challenge intimidated me a bit thus, no entry. I did try a few shots and at the last minute decided I had no idea what I was doing. I submit two of my attempts for comments so the next time I may have a better understanding. Not offended by any laughs they may generate and "that's stupid" is a word I hear often since I am happily married.

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I realize this may not be art at all hence the request for comments.

Thanks

Message edited by Manic - please do not post outtakes until the challenge has finished voting.
04/08/2011 11:26:41 AM · #81
Hi Don,

I suggest that you wait to post until the challenge is over. Then people would be happy to comment. But usually people don't post outtakes until the challenge is over, so that it doesn't take anything away from the photos in voting. :)
04/08/2011 11:34:12 AM · #82
To the voter who just hit me with a 2... thank you so much!!!
04/08/2011 11:36:16 AM · #83
Originally posted by klkitchens:

To the voter who just hit me with a 2... thank you so much!!!


Same here just got a 2
04/08/2011 11:43:02 AM · #84
You guys are blessed. I received another 1.

That makes 4 so far and not even a half a day gone. :(
04/08/2011 11:43:39 AM · #85
Got blessed with a 1 myself.
04/08/2011 11:43:50 AM · #86
Originally posted by vawendy:

Hi Don,

I suggest that you wait to post until the challenge is over. Then people would be happy to comment. But usually people don't post outtakes until the challenge is over, so that it doesn't take anything away from the photos in voting. :)


I'm sorry wendy. Will do from now on. Hope I din't make a mess of things.
04/08/2011 11:47:28 AM · #87
Votes: 50
Views: 100
Avg Vote: 5.7600
Comments: 1

Pretty much where I thought this was going to end up
04/08/2011 11:48:04 AM · #88
Originally posted by Dphoto:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Hi Don,

I suggest that you wait to post until the challenge is over. Then people would be happy to comment. But usually people don't post outtakes until the challenge is over, so that it doesn't take anything away from the photos in voting. :)


I'm sorry wendy. Will do from now on. Hope I din't make a mess of things.


nonono, absolutely no problem! I just thought I'd let you know since you haven't been around long. I see that the SC already removed it.

Actually, in this challenge, it probably wouldn't make a bit of difference. But it some challenges, it could. :)

awesome water bottle shot, btw!
04/08/2011 11:57:51 AM · #89
2 nice comments, happy with my score.

Votes: 54
Views: 101
Avg Vote: 5.8704
Comments: 2
04/08/2011 12:00:50 PM · #90
Trying to hang onto my 6.3 - 4 wonderful comments!!
04/08/2011 12:38:19 PM · #91
There are some great images in the challenge! I left some comments, and will leave some more later.

Good job everyone...I just could not do this one. I'm exhausted.
04/08/2011 12:39:24 PM · #92
I have finally decided how I am going to vote on this subjective challenge and will do so shortly.
8-10 I would hang this up on my wall and really like it
6-7 Wouldn't hang it up on my wall, but would happily observe it in an art show
5 The picture does nothing for me/Isn't done very well/Is done well but clearly not fine art
4 I don't like the image and I don't think it was executed well
3 This picture truly sucks and I can't find any redeeming quality
04/08/2011 12:48:43 PM · #93
Interesting that so many people have "hanging on the wall" as their top criterion. I wouldn't hang any of my top 10 on the wall but I would love to see them in a nicely printed DPC Fine Art book.
04/08/2011 12:49:39 PM · #94
Was steadily climbing and up to 5.3333, then got hit by some lowball votes. At 5.14 now. Looks like this one is going to struggle. Two positive comments and a fave.
04/08/2011 12:51:15 PM · #95
Originally posted by marnet:

Interesting that so many people have "hanging on the wall" as their top criterion. I wouldn't hang any of my top 10 on the wall but I would love to see them in a nicely printed DPC Fine Art book.


Because a lot of people associate hanging fine art...and yes you are correct that a book is also a nice way to display art.
04/08/2011 12:55:38 PM · #96
Originally posted by jagar:

Originally posted by klkitchens:

To the voter who just hit me with a 2... thank you so much!!!


Same here just got a 2


Just got another... Check your monitors folks!
04/08/2011 12:59:42 PM · #97
Originally posted by onepurplerose:

Originally posted by marnet:

Interesting that so many people have "hanging on the wall" as their top criterion. I wouldn't hang any of my top 10 on the wall but I would love to see them in a nicely printed DPC Fine Art book.


Because a lot of people associate hanging fine art...and yes you are correct that a book is also a nice way to display art.
The difference is that if it is hanging on the wall I can see it all the time. With the book I can look at it when I feel like it.
04/08/2011 01:52:31 PM · #98
Originally posted by BrennanOB:

Originally posted by ubique:


I never have understood any distinction between 'art' and 'fine art' in respect of photographs, so my criterion was: 'Would I enjoy this on my wall?' And after that: 'For how long?' Thus for 6-7 I'd use a removable sticky hook; for 8+ I'd drill a hole.


I have viewed a few great art museum shows that were designed not to please, but to disturb, to force uncomfortable truths into my mind, to challenge assumptions. Nothing in those shows were art I would hang on my wall, but they were better and more important shows than any collection of pretty images that I would hang on my wall.

This week the decorative takes a back seat to the though provoking.


The decorative should take a back seat every week. We're not IKEA. Being moved to thought should be the rule every week.
04/08/2011 02:10:15 PM · #99
Originally posted by yanko:

The decorative should take a back seat every week. We're not IKEA. Being moved to thought should be the rule every week.

...or just being moved. sometimes a piece of art affects us not through the mind but through the soul. I would be hard-pressed to formulate which thoughts Cezanne's peaches move me to, but I hope you agree they are reasonably fine art.
04/08/2011 02:21:12 PM · #100
Originally posted by LevT:

Originally posted by yanko:

The decorative should take a back seat every week. We're not IKEA. Being moved to thought should be the rule every week.

...or just being moved. sometimes a piece of art affects us not through the mind but through the soul. I would be hard-pressed to formulate which thoughts Cezanne's peaches move me to, but I hope you agree they are reasonably fine art.


Of course. Your shortcomings doesn't change whether it's art or not. :)

Btw, I should have said "goal" instead of rule.
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