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September 18, 2007 5:12 PM   Subscribe

Who said, "Great art doesn't offer answers; it asks questions," or some such?

Something my brother quoted to me a long time ago that has always stuck with me, but neither of us know who said it.
posted by es_de_bah to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
"Computers are useless. They can only give answers" - Pablo Picasso

a near miss perhaps
posted by DarkForest at 5:19 PM on September 18, 2007 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: interesting, but i don't think so. thanks for playing.
posted by es_de_bah at 5:20 PM on September 18, 2007

Best answer: The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions which have been hidden by the answers.

-James Baldwin
posted by whoaali at 6:20 PM on September 18, 2007 [5 favorites]

Maybe ask ludwig_van?
posted by WCityMike at 6:25 PM on September 18, 2007

Response by poster: i think that may be it whoaali. thanks!
posted by es_de_bah at 6:36 PM on September 18, 2007

Who is Alex Trebek?
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 7:33 PM on September 18, 2007

Not the answer you are looking for but I always loved this Picasso quote:

Art is not truth, art is a lie that exposes the truth
posted by any major dude at 6:47 PM on September 19, 2007

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