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  • #16
    So, back to the topic at hand...what is "edgy"? What is the "edge" that it refers to?

    Is moving outward, attempting to move, or at least blurring that "edge" a good definition of edgy in this context? And if so, what would the opposite be?

    Is it a good thing all the time in all circumstances?

    Perhaps it's the edge of innocence?
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    • #17
      Go visit the site - you will see the definition.

      the opposite - sunny Florida

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      • #18
        The opposite would be "Antonyms: calm, easygoing, laid-back, peaceful, relaxed, tranquil". In other words "Sunny Florida"

        Jean

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        • #19
          Here are a few things that were considered VERY edgy when they were done. Don't worry - there is nothing here that people have not seen before...

          Just to illustrate the point - that pushing the envelope IS a good thing and that things that appear edgy today can appear quite mainstream a few years down the road. I think most people would agree that we are better off because these artists did edgy work when people were advising them against it.

          http://www.ncmoa.org/collections/hig.../039_lrg.shtml

          http://www.globalgallery.com/enlarge.asp?print=bm-pf836

          http://www.edu.uni-klu.ac.at/~mhornboe/munch/munsch.htm

          http://www.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/cas/fna.../burghers3.jpg

          http://www.fno.org/exhibits/Gargoyles/garg11.html

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          • #20
            So if edgy is good, and "calm, easygoing, laid-back, peaceful, relaxed, tranquil" is its opposite, would that make "calm, easygoing, laid-back, peaceful, relaxed, tranquil" bad?
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            • #21
              Nope - art isn't black and white like that.

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              • #22
                What site are you guys talking about??

                m

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                • #23
                  Margaret: No one site, just an investigative discussion into the nature of "edgy".
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                  • #24
                    M:

                    the site that is being referred to in some messages in this thread is linked to in the thread titled "Asya Schween" in the salon.

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                    • #25
                      "Edgy" is one of those meaningless modern catch phrases that no one can really define but everyone loves to use...I heard a pretty funny piece on NPR the other day about the rampant use of the phrase "slippery-slope" and no one can really define just what that means!

                      We could start a whole thread on meaningless phrases/words..."sketchy" (related to edgy?)..."Reality TV"...

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