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what is modern art...?
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- Subject: what is modern art...?
- From: Michel Rogerson <michaelr@UNLLIB.UNL.EDU>
- Date: Tue, 25 Mar 1997 14:25:19 -0600
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On Mon, 24 Mar 1997, Lisa Cheung wrote:
> I must confess that I have never cared for modern art. Maybe it's because
> I don't understand it. Perhaps someone can explain to me how paint
> spattered on a canvas at random or a larged stripe painted on a white
> background constitutes art.
> Lisa Cheung
> Dept. of Biology
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> University of Toronto
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Well Lisa...maybe you'll never understand. I took ten years of piano
lessons and still can't play very well. Maybe its just something in us
that lets us `see.'
When I look at the works of (I assume these are the guys you spoke
of in your comment above) Pollack, Motherwell, deKooning (may he rest
in peace), etc., I see freedom and life and love...something we all
strive to discover in our own lives. A few of us are lucky enough to
have found a way to describe it through painting (or modern art in general).
Good luck in your search.
UNL Libraries, Book Repair Specialist
"...admits to being a life-long bibliophile...you know the
type--perpetual late fees on the library card, reading ten
books at once, and always trying to get you to read the one
he just finished..."
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