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Thoughts on the ‘I Could Do That’ Response to Art


Have you ever looked at a piece of artwork — a photo, for example — and had the thought “I could do that”? PBS’s The Art Assignment takes a closer look at the statement to explore a few questions it raises.

The first: could you honestly ‘do that’? Many pieces of art are inherently more complicated to create than what is contemplated at first glance.


There are also deeper and more complex questions to consider, delving into why the artist created the work, why you didn’t, and why it has an audience. Regardless of whether this 6-minute video will convince you of any view on art, this is still an interesting subject to think and talk about.