[Dixielandjazz] Re: "Jazz"

Steven Holzer slholzer at iquest.net
Sun Nov 23 14:15:34 PST 2003

Even if the audience consists only of the artist, art still depends on 
the audience. A better question is whether art that appeals only to the 
audience of one has any significance to the greater world.  I submit 
that it does not.

Steve Holzer

Bill Gunter wrote:

> Hi all,
> David Littlefield writes:
>> I believe that Art can exist independently of audience. But once one 
>> takes
>> it public it enters the field of entertainment.
> Sort of a fascinating question, ain't it? Can art exist independently 
> of audience?
> It's like that old saw about "If a tree falls in the forest and nobody 
> is there to hear it does it make a noise?  Hmmmm.
> It doesn't seem quite logical to me to argue that Art can exist 
> without being entertaining.
> Is a beautiful sunset "Art?"
> If it's ugly is it "Art?"
> If I don't think it's "Art" is is still "Art?"
> If a rock on the beach is not "Art" but I put a frame around it is it 
> now "Art?"
> If I sing a song but my intonation, rhythm, meter and phrasing is all 
> wrong is it "Art?"
> Sheesh . . .
> I'll have to ponder this a bit more.
> Respectfully submitted,
> Bill "Did Jackson Pollock create Art?" Gunter
> jazzboard at hotmail.com
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