On 20 Sep 2005, at 23:12, firstname.lastname@example.org
> There was this belief, scuse me if I embarass anyone...
> Has to do with human spirit interacting with physical matter, both
> are transformed thereby. For example, a child learns to walk; his/
> her desire for mobility changes his/her physiology.
This requires belief in Spirit, which is Romantic.
> Strangely enough, some people believed that acquiring skill and
> mastery in a medium
> led to mature and shopisticated work. Kostabi, on the other
> hand... along with the museums that bought "his" work... tell us
> you can hire other artists to do the work for you.
But Kostabi is also Romantic, as his spirit underwrites his act of
> Does this apply in quantum physics? If I hire a physicist, do I
> get the Nobel?
No. But then this isn't the model Kostabi is following either: he is
a more Romantic figure than the solitary artist. If he wasn't, his
signature (the mark of authentic genius) wouldn't have the
transformative effect that it (supposedly) has.