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Why do people buy a non-practical art?

Why would you consider spending money on something that does absolutely nothing beside sitting there and perhaps, evokes some sort of emotion. Why do you buy them if you are not being able to use it?

Would love to hear your opinion.

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Why do people buy a non-practical art?

Why would you consider spending money on something that does absolutely nothing beside sitting there and perhaps, evokes some sort of emotion. Why do you buy them if you are not being able to use it?

Would love to hear your opinion.

Beej has been quietly asking the same question for years.

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Why do people buy a non-practical art?

Why would you consider spending money on something that does absolutely nothing beside sitting there and perhaps, evokes some sort of emotion. Why do you buy them if you are not being able to use it?

Would love to hear your opinion.

Beej has been quietly asking the same question for years.

A little bird told me that he was shopping for some art in Copenhagen just last week.

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Why do people buy a non-practical art?

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This may be a silly question but what exactly is practical art??

a car with graffiti on it?

a hirt with a Van Gogh print?

:roll:

Beautifully objects that are designed that served both functional and aesthetic pleasing. ex. beautiful hand-painted vase that you put flowers inside, handcrafted wooden chair or cast iron art nouveau cabinet.

Would you buy something just to look at it and say... WOW... i have it ?

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Yes.

:D

yes :D and have a number of times....

(why would you wake up to watch the sunrise,

when your going to have such a peaceful, refreshing sleep ??)

----same-same--

however I would like to think I am not say "wow I have it" :wink:

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I bought some art for $100 and hung it up in my living room. I think that was worth it. Gives a nice feel to the room.

Which one? The poker playing dogs? Or the velvet painted Elvis?

Poker playing Elvis.

I just don't see the value in buying really expensive piece of art when I can't tell the difference between that and the next canvas. I'd rather buy a BB gun.

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Why do people buy a non-practical art?

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This may be a silly question but what exactly is practical art??

a car with graffiti on it?

a hirt with a Van Gogh print?

:roll:

Beautifully objects that are designed that served both functional and aesthetic pleasing. ex. beautiful hand-painted vase that you put flowers inside, handcrafted wooden chair or cast iron art nouveau cabinet.

Would you buy something just to look at it and say... WOW... i have it ?

No, but I've bought, and made, art just to stand back, looking at it, and say WOW....with other people also looking at it, and saying...WOW.

EB was right when he said you answered your own question with your comment about emotion. Is it a practical use to cut, and put flowers in a vase, or is it done to evoke emotion?

A large number of historical artists died broke, never having sold enough art to even support themselves. Now millions are spent on works that at the time they couldn't even sell for a plate of food, or a months rent. To buy, and sell art solely for the monetary incentive is not why most people buy, or make works of art. They deal with the works for those emotions the work instills in them. Although there are a few people that get very emotional when money IS involved....hehehe.

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and if it's worth it ?

One of my best friends in the world is a guy who owns the largest sports card dealerships in the world. The turnover is mind boggling. People spend not just thousands but tens of thousands of dollars for a single baseball/football/hockey/basketball card.

Obviously, some people place a high value on something that I would consider silly. Art is in the eye of the beholder.

The other thing that jumps to my mind . . . and of course, I'm going to get flamed about this . . .

This is an absolutely silly question if you've ever been to a major museum. The fact that the Mona Lisa is one of the most valuable pieces of art in the world has nothing to do with age. There are certainly older works out there. The reason it is both famous and one of the most cherished pieces of art in the world goes way beyond that.

I'm not an "art" guy. But even I can be in awe at some pieces of art.

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"Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted

and done for you and you alone.

Design is like sex. There is someone

else involved, their needs are just as important as yours, and if

everything goes right, both parties are happy at the end." - Colin Wright

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"Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted

and done for you and you alone.

Design is like sex. There is someone

else involved, their needs are just as important as yours, and if

everything goes right, both parties are happy at the end." - Colin Wright

So is Colin saying that people enjoy watching Beej masturbate?

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"Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted

and done for you and you alone.

Design is like sex. There is someone

else involved, their needs are just as important as yours, and if

everything goes right, both parties are happy at the end." - Colin Wright

So is Colin saying that people enjoy watching Beej masturbate?

I dont know about the others, but I will definitely DO!

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"Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted

and done for you and you alone.

Design is like sex. There is someone

else involved, their needs are just as important as yours, and if

everything goes right, both parties are happy at the end." - Colin Wright

So is Colin saying that people enjoy watching Beej masturbate?

I think some people would pay good money for that :wink:

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