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Re: THE TAO OF PIXEL ART : An interpretation

Reply #40 on: May 09, 2010, 01:53:08 am
..candy-bars!

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Re: THE TAO OF PIXEL ART : An interpretation

Reply #41 on: May 09, 2010, 06:11:35 pm
There are assumptions in every question. It's assumed that the goal of art is expression; that there is an object to be expressed; and that if the object is capable of being expressed, that art is capable of expressing it.
At least, those are the assumptions that I draw from the question.

And even if there hypothetically were no assumptions in the question, it seems that giving an answer other than 'mu' would then create assumptions, as mu is the only answer that is not based in assumptions or judgments of reality.
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Re: THE TAO OF PIXEL ART : An interpretation

Reply #42 on: May 10, 2010, 05:33:20 pm
Now, let us further study this with our analytical minds so that we may come to some sort of understanding.... ::)

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Re: THE TAO OF PIXEL ART : An interpretation

Reply #43 on: May 10, 2010, 06:20:36 pm
What is not to understand about candy-bars?

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Re: THE TAO OF PIXEL ART : An interpretation

Reply #44 on: May 11, 2010, 08:33:46 am
candy-bars are more about experiencing them than understanding them !yus!

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Re: THE TAO OF PIXEL ART : An interpretation

Reply #45 on: May 11, 2010, 05:59:55 pm
* Dennis thinks of possible answers... options ( ridiculous: "That's what she said about my 'candy-bar'..." / smart ass: "In that sentence substitute candy-bars with one of { art, life, art of living } and I dare say it's still true." / semi-holistic: "Depends on who's thinking about the candy-bar. The candy-bar producer should understand how to create a tasty and visually attractive candy-bar which sells. So for him/her it is vital to understand it or he/she'll be out of business soon." / depressed: "Damn, I don't have any candy-bars left." / silly: "How appropriate you fight like a butter-scotch!" / ignorant: "Experience my ass! (..on second thought: No don't do that.)" / apologetic: "I'm sorry for the derailment." )
* Dennis isn't sure which answer to pick... maybe this minimalistic one, which leaves a lot of room for interpretation: "Such is art."

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Re: THE TAO OF PIXEL ART : An interpretation

Reply #46 on: May 12, 2010, 11:50:01 am
All these answers are

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Re: THE TAO OF PIXEL ART : An interpretation

Reply #47 on: May 14, 2010, 07:05:51 am
Yes, I agree, they most definitely are

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Re: THE TAO OF PIXEL ART : An interpretation

Reply #48 on: May 25, 2010, 01:32:50 am
I disagree, however I am likely wrong.
I believe it was the great philosopher Playdough who said it best with
"Nietzsche sagt gott ist tot; Gott sagt Nietzsche ist tot."

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Re: THE TAO OF PIXEL ART : An interpretation

Reply #49 on: June 12, 2011, 10:47:06 am
Art is not enjoyable if you're not good at it.

That totally depends on your mindset.
Also if art is not enjoyable if you are not good at it, please explain more than half of Deviantart to me.
Fail!

You're absolutely right;  it's very subjective, a lot of people are terrible, but love doing art anyways.

I do, however, want to affirm his pain - many of us have to go through a several-year "art purgatory" before our skills match up with a lofty sense of taste.  It hurts bad, and I'm pretty sure most of us who do have a sense of taste decide that it's not worth it, and quit.  Decide they're not cut out to be artists.  I know I've got a lot of friends like that, who've given up the dream.  I suppose the world does have its need of accountants and HR people, but it's still pretty tragic, IMO.

If we want to carry on a theme, we could call this "art seppuku".    :(
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