I have an old dear friend who blogs regularly and did a series last year that was prompted by the alphabet. I thought then that it would be fun to try. (Thank you Marallyn! ) And it just so happens that “A” is perfect for something that I’ve been wanting to talk about here.
Last semester my husband showed a video to his Biological Anthropology class that portrayed a chimp painting. The chimp seemed to be enjoying the process and he made some colorful pictures. They weren’t representative of anything in particular – just colorful blobs of paint.
One of the students raised a question: Was the work that the chimp produced “Art”? Why do you think it might be? If you don’t think so, why not?
This remains a hotly debated topic in today’s Anthropological, Philosophical and Art circles.