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What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?$
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Vinciane Despret

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816692378

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816692378.001.0001

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For Artists

For Artists

Stupid like a painter?

Chapter:
(p.1) A For Artists
Source:
What Would Animals Say If We Asked the Right Questions?
Author(s):

Vinciane Despret

, Brett Buchanan
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816692378.003.0001

The author examines whether animals involved in the process of artistic production, such as painting, drawing, or sketching, may be considered artists. Despret considers the role of human instruction, and direction in animals’ artistic agency and suggests a synergistic relationship between the two.

Keywords:   artist, animal, art, instruction, elephants, horses, chimpanzees

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