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Molly Shifrin PHL 241 3/19/2009 Midterm Question 3 Art has evolved from representing real life in its medieval depressing identity, to conceptualizing shapes and colors to evoke feelings. Further past that, however, are the developments in technology such as photography, film, and the Internet. These advents have made reproducibility infinitely easier. Images of artworks can be seen everywhere, in posters, music playing in coffee shops, no matter the destination there is most likely artwork reproduced there. Different philosophers have very different interpretations of whether or not this is a good thing in respect to the meaning or character of the work of art. With this eased reproducibility, the art may not be altered but the motives behind it could be. This is where Marx would find issue with these advances. If one were to be producing art solely for the purpose of reaping the rewards of it’s mass production, Marx would say that this is impoverished labor and inhuman. Labor solely for the sake of
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