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what is art?

Milton Glaser doesn’t even know. Just kidding. But is there a perfect definition of art? Milton Glaser searched most of his life to define this word and the best definition he found was this… “The purpose of art is to inform and delight”. This definition is simple yet it makes you think. How does one define art and who defines it? If I think something is informing and delightful but my friend doesn’t, is it still art? People have different perceptions of what art is because people have different perceptions of what is informing and delightful.

As of right now, I am still struggling with this course. I know I have great ideas in my head and I know what I want my designs (like my poster) to look like however, I cannot transfer my ideas onto the computer. I think this is the most difficult part of this class for me. Also, to me what looks good might not look good to my peers. It is challenging to try to please everyone. What I learned from Milton Glaser is that first he is a genius. If I could be half as successful as Milton Glaser, I would be happy with life. This is the man who made the iconic I <3 NY logo. I was shocked to hear that Glaser never made a profit from this logo because it is so successful. However, I guess his pride outweighs any amount of money. Anyways, I also learned that Milton Glaser never gave up. He always found a way to persevere through obstacles and that is what I need to be doing with my projects, especially for the poster. I also learned it is always good to have help and bounce ideas back and forth with peers. With Milton Glaser, he had Jean Michael. Even though Jean Michael could not speak english, him and Glaser communicated with art to make their artwork even more extraordinary. In this film I learned that Glaser is a very positive man, and his positivity is what inspires me to do the best that I can in this course.

Rae Sanchez

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