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About Art

I found similar thought echoed somewhere I don’t remember. Apologies.

Art is a form of expression.
Expression of what? Feelings.
Whose feelings? Artist’s.

We ought to know an artist before we can express our opinions about his art.
Because, behind every artist there is a human being thriving in different set of circumstances.
If he has conveyed his thought through his art, his work is well-done.
But, we try to find our emotions in his art – we who are dwelling in entirely different surroundings.

Sentiments are different.

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  1. June 7, 2007 at 6:15 pm

    u r right… expression of feelings… its artists way of expressing it… its their medium of communication.. communicating heart to heart

  2. santasa
    June 7, 2007 at 9:37 pm

    I don’t think you ought to know the artist to express opinion about his art. The work itself expresses what the artist is trying to say.

  3. June 8, 2007 at 7:59 am

    That sounds like a chicken and egg problem.

  4. Madhuri
    June 8, 2007 at 12:21 pm

    In ‘Picture of Dorian Gray’, Oscar Wilde says: An artist should create beautiful things, but should put nothing of his own life into them.

    If artists begin thinking like that, it will become rather difficult to read them through their pictures.

  5. June 9, 2007 at 8:33 pm

    Makes sense ‘sometimes’. Its all too relative…

  6. June 10, 2007 at 9:45 am

    Madhuri,

    I don’t know what could be the reference to Oscar Wilde sayin’ that. But it is rather difficult to avoid reflecting surroundings in one’s art.

  7. swissabel
    June 10, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    I agree, only to disagree later! I agree because there are so many artworks that I don’t understand at all. Picasso is a prime example in my case. More of an insight is a friend of mine who’s an artist. While I like and enjoy critiquing his work, I don’t always understand his descriptions. It would seem that you have to be aware of the artist’s emotions then to understand his work.

    On the other hand, art becomes art only when it is acknowledged by a wide audience. Otherwise we all are artists. So there must be something in an artist’s work that commands universal appeal. In turn, that means knowing the artist is not a requirement.

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