Looks Like Art

April 02, 2014  •  1 Comment

One of my favorite places to go when I visit my mother is the Auburn-Cord-Duesenburg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. I take my camera and spend the afternoon admiring these amazing automobiles.

One of the volunteers said, "I've seen you before. You can never get enough pictures of these cars." No, I told him, as I searched for the right words, "they're works of art." I heard him tell another volunteer that I was taking pictures of art. The photo above is the lower portion of a Duesenburg radiator grille. Now I know that the art above is different from the art below, from the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.

But the creators were no less proud, no less inspired, no less dedicated to their craft. They took their time to design not only an efficient, powerful automobile, but stylized machines that caused anyone who saw them to pause and wonder. It looks like art to me. Or maybe, it's my camera and me that creates art. Sometimes it might just jump that hurdle.

Obviously, I am no expert. I did have to take Art Appreciation twice in college, in order to pass it once, but that's another story. I still think it's art.


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Eugene Baldwin(non-registered)
Art is an emotive form, a kind of umbrella under which we have: music, where we feel in sound; theater, poetry and fiction in word; dance in movement, and objects and pictures in eye. These are analogues for emotive life.
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