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Vanity of Vanities

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Aaron, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. Aaron

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    ....especially if the artist may or MAY NOT have been Rembrandt. That's an awfully expensive gamble to take.



    Art has very objective elements, yet is a very subjective notion.

    I do agree that it is vain to place abitrary amounts on just anyone's work. But I do believe that the master's of those objective elements and those who have proved themselves time and time again to be gifted and who did and can over and over show us something new or give us a perspective as yet unseen do deserve their work to be considered more "valuable" than the common artist.

    That being said, I enjoy some of the work of my 4th graders more than some works hanging in a museum.

    And I enjoy some works hanging in a museum to the point of bringing tears to my eyes.

    I find "value" in any masterful piece, beit Van Gogh or Macy A., one of my 4th graders.

    My favorite of Van Gogh's is his First Steps. I have a print of it in my living room.
    http://www.vggallery.com/painting/f_0668.jpg
     
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    Good grief, Aaron. You're just jealous because you don't have the Monet for it.























    :D :D
     
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    [old joke]

    I would have driven to my art lessons, but I couldn't make my Van Gogh.

    [/old joke]
     
  5. Scarlett O.

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    I'm going to arbitrarily assign that joke a value of $1.29
     
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    Somebody stop him PLEASE, before he strikes again! :laugh:
     
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    You had to encourage him, didn't ya!!! :BangHead:

    Someone's garbage, is someone else's artwork...

    God created us to be diverse, to like different things...
    And if I liked something enough to pay for it... and I can afford it, what right does someone else have to tell me it is vain.

    But in reality, I don't have to worry about this... I will never be rich enough to own a famous painting...

    Wouldn't want to... just not my style.


    Besides, I have the pictures our church's youth drew for me for pastor appreciation month... and all the money in the world couldn't buy those!!
     
  9. Aaron

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    Everyone has the right to judge everything. If I were your neighbor, I probably wouldn't say anything to you about it, but I'd judge it nonetheless. Something is vain when 1) It has nothing to do with the glory of Christ, and 2) Moth and rust doth corrupt it . . .
     
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    It sounds like clothes made from natural fibres and cars would be the primary candidates for vain things according to this definition. Down with Hugo Boss suits and Lambourghinis!
     
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