[Tagging] craft= Proposal

M∡rtin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Wed Aug 25 00:34:22 BST 2010


2010/8/24 Simon Ward <simon at bleah.co.uk>:
> On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 02:28:53PM +0200, Simone Saviolo wrote:
>> A sculptor (and an art gallery, often) ultimately hopes to sell his
>> artwork. By that criterion, nothing would be cratfsmanship.
>
> Heh, well, that probably goes for very many sculptors (and art
> galleries), although it is possible that some are not obsessed with
> money, take pride in their work, and present it for the pleasure of its
> viewers.


IMHO art is not a craft. Crafts do produce something useful while art
is mostly without the scope to be useful. It is more or less the
definition of art to be "useless" ;-)
Art is generally about meaning.

Maybe you wanted to express handicraft (de:Kunsthandwerk)?

cheers,
Martin



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