Portrait of the artist as a young chimp

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Fraikor, Arlene L.
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1975
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en_US
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Biology , Art , Biological explanation , Ape art , Chimpanzie art , Animal art , Aesthetic art , Ape painter , Animal painter , Primate painter , Finger paint , Scribbles , Children & art
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Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere. But when is a line or a group of lines elevated to the realm of art? When is a person who draws these lines called an artist? Does only man have art, or, is art possible among other animals? Is there a basic aesthetic sense which permeates all life? This paper will discuss these questions while exploring the concept of the biology of art.

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Fraikor, Arlene L. (1975). Portrait of the artist as a young chimp. Lambda Alpha Journal of Man, v.7, no.1, p.1-29.
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Lambda Alpha Anthropology Honors Society at Wichita State University
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0047-3928
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