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The Public and the Experts

The comparison from the art perception point of view
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This is another summary essay from my other discussion on 1X.com, a photography site. The original discussion is called The Public and the Elite. Well, Elite proved to be hugely unpopular with the discussion participants, so over time the notion was changed to Experts. My ideas stayed the same though.
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This essay is about how the Public and the Experts perceive, or view, or understand a specific art, using photography for most of the examples. The whole essay below is applicable to photography, but I often write about art in general, because if there is a tendency across arts, would not it be interesting to note so? The essay will mostly talk how Expert and Public tastes are different. I stress that the Expert/Public distinction is not the only factor that affects our perception, or our likes and dislikes. Other important factors exist as well, but their discussion is outside of the scope of this essay.


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Photography perception and photography rules

This essay has been written as a summary of my discussion on an international photography site, 1X.com, within its Philosophy of Photography sub-forum. While this essay is somewhat specialized, its main ideas stem from my more general idea about art perception as a sum of positive and negative factors. The essay describes a model of mostly professional photography perception. It is argued that following rules and using recipes in a particular picture plays a major role in its perception. A similar perception model can be applied to poetry as well, but this discussion is outside of the scope of this essay.

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