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Thursday, August 2, 2012

English Club on "Modern Art"

Topic: Art
 Fun Fact of the Day: Although he initially studied in London, American artist Gilbert Stuart painted the “portrait of George Washington [that] became the model for the head of the dollar bill” (
 “Painting is a blind man’s profession.  He paints not what he sees, but what he feels, what he tells himself about what he has seen.” – Pablo Picasso
 “It is not your paintings I like, it is your painting.” – Albert Camus
 1. What is art?  What do you think of when you hear the word “art”?  What are some of your favorite works of art?  Who are some of your favorite and least favorite artists and why?
 2. Does art imply a certain skill or mastery, or simply a desire to express your feelings and emotions?  How is it different from crafts and sciences?  Do you personally practice an art or craft?  What do you consider the most important arts and crafts?
 3. What is the role of creativity in art?Can we judge a piece or art or an artist’s creativity?  How can art differ between generations and cultures?  Is there a specific “art of Ukraine”?
4. Can different art forms be beautiful, disgusting, or boring etc. at the same time?  What characteristics can different works of art or even unrelated things (such as a person, a house, a symphony, a fragrance, and a mathematical proof) have in common that make them beautiful?  Is all art beautiful in its own way? 
 5. What is the value of art nowadays?  Do you prefer to buy modern high-tech goods or pieces of art?  Would you like to have a masterpiece at your house?  Do you think that art can lead to happiness?
 6. Do you like to visit museums?  Which museums have you visited that are truly memorable?  Do you dream of visiting a certain museum or seeing a specific piece of art one day?  Where is the best place to go in Vinnitsa and in Ukraine?
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