@hchavers But I learned an important thing in college classes about art and art history: art is intended to invoke a feeling or emotion or thought in the viewer. It does not necessarily need to be a “good” feeling. If it makes you cringe or invokes hate, it might still be art. Perhaps that was intention of the artist, and the intent was realized in that it affected you.
Art represents a communication between the artist and viewer. But that mechanism is not (and cannot be) clearly-defined. and also may change over time and when viewed in context of different cultures, religions, and the geopolitical world of the viewer at the time.
@Felton10 Obviously he never heard of “crop dusting”. When you’re on a bus, you walk up the isle slowly releasing…you then turn around and as you walk back, you make a funny face and sniff and then look accusingly at a couple of people. In any case you walk quickly and “spread” the joy, hoping that it disperses. (This doesn’t work well in an elevator.)
This is kind of cool - they are planning to use DNA to verify da Vinci art. They have traced his family for 21 generations. I was surprised at how few living relatives he has now though, that many generations down the line and only 5 family branches considering how many generations and years it has been. He had no kids by the way so the common ancestor to all these folks is his father. He had 22 half brothers and sisters. His dad was a busy man. LOL