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Is Art, Art?

- - Sanny Tendilla

By Michelle Kathleen


What is art? I took an academic class in junior college once that covered this topic for the entire year. Our earnest Professor spent each class covering the various views people hold regarding how art is defined. Being the art guru that I was and still am, I was entirely pulled into this question and wanted I desperately wanted to know the answer to this question.

How is art properly defined? Is it formalism, functionalism, expressionism, impressionism or one of the great many other isms out there! Does the creator of a work of art decide the arts meaning for does the viewer decide its meaning? Does art have to mean anything? Can a couch, a toilet or some other seemingly random object be considered art? How about police pictures of crime scenes... although such photos were not created with the intention of being art, some people see them as being art.

What the hell is art? Eagerly, I sat in class three times a week trying to answer that question and waiting for the answer from our professor. Each class I internally debated the newest view of art we were taught, to see if I agreed with that view or not. Sadly, I must confess that often I went home and wrote down my thoughts in my art journal as I tumbled with this seemingly easy question.

I fully admit that I'm a dork and that this question about art really bothered me for thirteen weeks while in that Philosophy of Art class in the little town of Stillwater, OK, home to Oklahoma State University. So much so, that I started actually wearing my contacts to class so that I could better read my textbook and the board, rather than my usual squint and guessing routine that employed for my other classes.

Fast-forward to my last day in class. In my seat as upright and eager as any student can be found, I wait... wait for the Professor to finally blurt out the answer to this twelve week question that has plagued our class and fogged our minds. As my Professor speaks I look around at my fellow classmates at anticipation that we all will finally know the answer to the question... What is art? And yet, I find only blank, uninterested gazes.... is it possible that no one cares! I quickly scan the crowd once more and yes, it's true no one cares... save me! And then it occurs...

The bell rings and the Professor dismisses us one last time... but wait! I still don't know the answer! And maybe that's the point. So, if anyone does know please feel free to let me in on it, because until then I'm still wondering; What is art?




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Tips For Hiring Denver Painting Contractor

- - Sanny Tendilla

By Steve Pisano


Before you get out hiring a Denver painting contractor, there are certain considerations that you will need to take into account. To start with, you will need to request for estimated bills of costs from the professionals as this will enable you choose a painter that will offer an awesome service at a good price. Some painters will charge you for the bill of quantities but this should not be the case. Never pay for any estimates requested and must strictly be in written form. This is necessary to avoid the inclusion of unnecessary costs later.

It is important if you can ask for cost estimates from a number of companies. This is important as it will enable you know how much will be spend on the entire project. You stand to benefit more from cost information when is broken down into their respective components. Majority of the companies will offer you a detailed cost estimate but there are a few of them that will only provide you an aggregate of the total cost.

Getting a highly detailed quote from a number of Denver painting companies is necessary to enable you determining the total amount of money that you will spend on the project. It will also enable you understand the costing principles adopted by various companies while at the same time assist you choose the best company to paint your property professionally.

Paint work on your property cannot be done by one person. You will need to ensure that the contractor sends in the same staff every day. This will help improve cohesiveness since work that is started by one group of persons and completed by another group may not get good finishing.

It is absolutely necessary that you insist for warranty on the work done by the Denver painting company and also for the paint used by the company to do the work. This will make the painter concentrate on making sure that the quality of the work done is exceptionally high. Always insist on warranty to avoid wasting your money on bogus contractors.

After the work has been completed, a thorough cleanup must be done.

It is prudent to ask the contractor about the period of time that will be taken to complete the project. This is necessary since you will know for how long you will be seeking an alternative accommodation from somewhere else. Any professional that has the necessary experience will not struggle to know how long it will take to complete a project.

It will also be better if you do not get charged on an hourly basis since those doing the work may go slow to get a better pay. Always pay for a project but not on hourly basis. These are absolutely simple yet important considerations that must be factored at when hiring Denver painting contractor.




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Marvelous Paintings For Sale In Pennsylvania

- - Sanny Tendilla

By Clarice Cohen


If you are looking for paintings for sale Pennsylvania, there are several options over the internet regarding paintings for sale in Pennsylvania. There are a lot of restaurants, homes and offices out there today for which owners are looking forward to decorate in an inspiring and creative way. You will find a gang of art especially with various themes which give a very attractive and appealing look to the architecture.

Many guest houses and restaurants look for a certain type of art to give a very unique appearance to the building. Such beautiful paintings give their buildings, offices and private houses a positive sense of appeal and appearance. Most of the hotels, offices and other buildings owners opt for a contemporary theme this is done to match the taste of a new generation.

This is sometimes done for charity while some do it for a social cause. There are also a lot of artists across the globes who are more than pleased to offer their special masterpieces free of cost to the admirers. These customers must be sure of what kind of art they are looking for and what sort of house size they have.

This would help them locate their work to the best suitable area. The more suitable a place is the more visible this type of art would be. The visibility factor helps viewers gain admiration and applause. Most of the hotel and restaurant owners seek modern, unconventional and different forms of creativity.

Since ages, this art captures the eyes of all because they are an epitome of beauty, culture and history. If required, the art from a particular artist can also be available for decorating purposes. It shows your taste and personal choice towards a specific artist.

Some wonderful art are designed and created by famous and experienced painters of all time. These great painters provide their art for sale during famous exhibitions and fairs. This broader option immensely helps individuals aiming at paintings for sale Pennsylvania.




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