Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:56 pm
Django wrote:Identifying aspect as in it's part of it's provenance. It is NAMED. It's not just a bu no.
Typical response from an attorney to typical comments from a creative person. Hahaha!
Have you ever seen the CAF nose art panels in person? I have a feeling it might alter your perspective.
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:13 pm
Django wrote: I have a feeling it might alter your perspective.
Tue Nov 04, 2008 2:53 pm
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:07 pm
Nathan wrote:i dont know anything about this P-47. Is it real? I mean the real Dottie?
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:11 pm
ktst97 wrote:Django wrote: I have a feeling it might alter your perspective.
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:12 pm
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:14 pm
When you look at Flak Bait's original paint... you feel nothing?
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:31 pm
k5083 wrote:Yes, and I have seen the even cooler Halifax nose art panels in Ottawa. But you are right about the creative person's perspective; it's a touchy-feely view of history to consider these items historically significant. I have those moments as well, but today I happen to be feeling rational.
Tue Nov 04, 2008 3:56 pm
Nathan wrote:When you look at Flak Bait's original paint... you feel nothing?
Not unless you touch it!
Django wrote:And if the collecting of historical artifacts were more "rational", then museums (would there even be a need for more than one?) would be pretty boring and simplistic.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are just old pieces of paper, right?
Tue Nov 04, 2008 4:19 pm
Tue Nov 04, 2008 5:31 pm
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:07 pm
k5083 wrote:The Greek vase is a slightly different matter -- an piece of art from a society with relatively limited written records can tell us things that those records might not -- but I'll accept your premise that many are of limited historical value. Never mind history; preserving art is not such a bad thing. WWII nose art is an interesting category of folk art and it is nice that a few pieces survive, as well as a very extensive photographic record.
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:17 pm
Django wrote:Why is a Greek vase important historically? They used vases. We use vases. The Romans used vases. The Egyptians used vases. There are millions of vases in the world. What can you learn by looking at this vase fragment? It was a vessel to hold food or water. Who cares, right?
Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:23 pm
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:44 pm
Jack Cook wrote:However, teasing about knowing something can have the same effect as telling!
Plus it makes you look bad, pisses folks off and get threads going sideways