Talk:Art

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I found a very nice definition of art in, of all places, my abstract algebra textbook: "Science is what we understand well enough to explain to a computer. Art is everything else we do." ~ Donald Knuth. Should I add it? Wehpudicabok (talk) 05:12, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

"Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that".. to a computer. Icewedge (talk) 05:18, 15 April 2011 (UTC)


Examples, classification, "the arts," etc.[edit]

Art isn't directly related to RationalWiki's mission, but there's an article, and it seems to be screaming "art can be cynically defined as 'whatever you can get away with'" into a void. Examples, perhaps, could give context.

More stuff about censorship would be related to the mission (of examining authoritarianism); and more detail about the history of religion and art would be nice.

I (not an expert on the above topics) still want to write a bunch of examples on this page, and attempt to classify the arts... just to clarify what most people think of when they hear "art": expressive--but well-crafted--and "aesthetic" projects, created in some medium, to be experienced and appreciated, in some way, by others.

So my question is: Should I add general examples, or the more common theories/positions, to this article? Placebo1234 (talk) 00:58, 11 January 2017 (UTC)