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sobrique
What is art?
A question that has preoccupied mankind is "what is art?" It's not an easy one, but it mostly boils down to provoking a response - maybe an emotional reaction to something, or maybe it's just a question as to what the artist was trying to say.

So in many ways, you could call an abstract question itself a form of art - my making you think about what the word means to you, am I not creating art?

And so comes the finest forms of art being the ones that really resonate strongly, and provoke strong emotions. Unfortunately when carried in a textual medium, that can be referred to as trolling.

So just think, next time you line up to flame a troll, that that might just be art.

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thepsion5 From: thepsion5 Date: March 6th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would say that anything that is either designed to evoke an emotional (or intellectual) response or simply to be visually pleasing.
mister_jack From: mister_jack Date: March 6th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Trolling is not art. It's being a cock.
mcnazgul From: mcnazgul Date: March 6th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Trolls will still get flamed.

It's the only way to properly critique artists of their calibre.

And I know what I like.
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