Fine Art – Redux

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A good friend of mine commented on my recent Fine Art post, and raised some excellent questions. Here are some thoughts that I penned as a result. First, I recall Alasdair Macintyre’s point that discussions about non-empirical issues (such as values, ethics and aesthetics) are often doomed to failure as the ‘world views’ of the parties involved are from different …

Fine Art

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The Oxford Dictionary defines Fine Art as: 1. creative art, especially visual art whose products are to be appreciated primarily or solely for their imaginative, aesthetic, or intellectual content. ‘The convergence of popular culture and fine art’. 2. an activity requiring great skill or accomplishment. ‘The fine art of drinking tequila’. And the Cambridge Dictionary says: Drawings, paintings, and sculptures …