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Do you feel magic is an artform, just like things such as poetry, painting, or music?
Yes, absolutely 95%  95%  [ 21 ]
Probably yes 5%  5%  [ 1 ]
Probably not 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
No, magic is just a bunch of tricks 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 22
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 Post subject: The Art of Magic
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:58 pm 
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The Art of Magic


“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysteriousâ€


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:39 pm 
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Thank you, whoever deleted my last posts... and sorry about that.

Nice, essay, and I voted yes.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:54 am 
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Nice essay. One point I would like to make however- magic does not exist in the eyes of the beholders. It exists in the minds and imaginations of an audience. This to me is an important distinction.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:20 pm 
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Yeah thats true. I meant people's perception, or like you said kind of, what they think about the magic more than their actual eye lol.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:23 pm 
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Oh yeah, who else voted is art the thing in my heart too lol???


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I did. Not because of the stupid heart joke, but because I feel it is very difficult to define art, and some of your metaphors were inappropriate as magic does not need to be visual.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:08 pm 
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So, art doesn't need to be visual either...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:21 am 
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Then half of your comparisons and analogies are just inappropriate.

"Magic is sometimes visual"
"Art is sometimes visual"
"Therefore magic is art"

Not logic at its finest...


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:20 pm 
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Ok well I had to focus on ART, not magic. It was a paper that had to be about art, and not about magic. So I think you're looking at it from a magic perspective, but really its about art more than magic. And art is a little hard to define you know, so I tried to come up with the best things I could to support that magic is art. As for the visualization, most people think of painting when they hear art, so thats what I was going on with using visual a lot. But maybe I did overdo it a little, idk. I mean I know I did at the end....
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