What is art? The question is huge.
Will answering this help me be more creative?
Will having answered this challenge me, make me grow?
Will giving an answer help me sell my art?
Yes on all counts.
Why? Quite simply because an answer will demand thought and careful thought at that. This will ultimately lead to having a good look out of the box , more knowledge,a better understanding of a vast subject and an increase in confidence.
The great thing is that the answer just like the subject of art can be as subjective and personal as one likes.
Art, is something that comes straight from the heart.
It is something which comes alive without boundaries. Making it unlimited.
Art is something that takes your mind places, your heart places.
In my case it has been a steady discovery of myself, a wonderful way of facing fear and dealing with life. A reason for stepping up to reality.
Art is the reward for patience, deep emotion and gritty determination.
Art causes the viewer to react, to feel, to think.
It connects with the viewer and becomes something that you (the viewer) cannot take your eyes off.
Something that stays anchored in ones memory.
Great art stirs thought and something very deep within.
(Interestingly enough The Fine art studio Newsletter's issue # 105 guest author Keith Bond covers this point in his good article "Art is language".....this is when I like to think that great minds think alike!)
There is something so intangible that makes art special and really, at the end of the day, it boils down to what we like as individuals.
Have I come any closer to answering the question of what art is of what makes art art? Maybe not. One thing for sure is that I have been pondering about the answer for days now.
Tried to keep focusing on making some kind of sense of the ramifications the question has led to.
As I mentioned in the beginning , the nice thing is that there is no wrong answer and I feel as though have dotted my I' and crossed my T's...!
Back to the drawing board to let loose of some of that gritty determination...
1 Response to What is art?
via web67 months ago
You can "feel" the bond in this piece. The artist has an amazing gift of drawing out the soul of her models and depicting it in a way that anyone would appreciate. I am in awe - AGAIN!
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