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Re: (IAAC) Obj: NGC 7000 (North America nebula, HV-37, LBN47, Sh2-117)...



At 12:52 PM 10/8/01 -0400, you wrote:
>>
>> What's with "artistic talent" ? I mean, any "astro-sketcher" is only
>COPYING
>> what they see, like a photocopier or a scanner. Nothing artistic in there.
>>
>Are pictures/paintings of "still life" or "landscapes" non-art? I seriously
>beg to differ. Sketches/drawings of objects are really better called
>eyepiece impressions becaue the eye-brain work in concert to try to capture
>the 'true view' or even essence of the subject.
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Rich,
I have to agree with you.  It seems to me one could also argue that
portraits are not art either if one followed Lew's logic.
Dave Mitsky
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