BELIEVING IS SEEING CHP1 NOTES

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BELIEVING IS SEEING Chp 1 - What is Art? Art is an invention of the modern era (past 200 years). Objects and buildings created by pre-modern peoples have been transformed by our culture into art. Art is something made to be seen in galleries, preserved in museums, purchased by collectors, and reproduced within mass media. Art has no intrinsic value but develops great value from circulating within systems of art. The way which Duchamp took a urinal, signed it, named it fountain and placed it in a museum is similar to how historians took a 25000 yr old figure, titling it Venus, placing it in a museum, and christening it art. To know oneself - in a sense, to be, or to exist to oneself - one must enter culture. In this sense, your identity is founded upon that which is exterior to yourself. Our mediated relation to ourselves, our reality, our culture, is perhaps best understood by looking at Art. Art, as we understand it TODAY, is created by an artist who has absolute authority over the work. Art is an emblem of our
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