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What is Art?

Postby book » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:07 pm

What is Art?
What makes an artistic piece to be considered a real master piece?
How does one become a real Artist, respected and appreciated as a talented creative person?

What, how and why?
Please answer with consideration.
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Re: What is Art?

Postby ehoeveler » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:16 pm

I actually have a small book called 'Is it Art'?
Required reading for Art Hist. 101 - Lemme see if I can find it...E
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Re: What is Art?

Postby book » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:42 pm

Thank you. I'll await for your answer. :)
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Re: What is Art?

Postby ehoeveler » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:16 pm

Well, 'color' me brain-dead! Can't find the
darn book. You can Google it, I'm pretty sure.
I can give you my personal opinion on that
subject, however;
There are so many labels for different kinds of
visual art. I won't list them because I think labeling
inhibits the creative process. Art, to me, is a reactive
expression of your inner or outer surroundings using any
kind of media to express that reaction.
Traditionally, we use paint, wood, re-cycled items,
photography, any element you choose that is available
to explain your point of view.
Let me blather on a bit more - I think it's important when
creating to have some sort of historical or current reference.
I see many who would prefer to create strictly from imagination
which is fine, as long as that imagination is tempered with
thoughtfulness, clarity and at least a nod towards the basic rules
of color and form. If you want to discuss those basic rules, lemme know...E
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Re: What is Art?

Postby ehoeveler » Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:26 pm

I did find that book on the internet, titled, "But is it Art?".
I got a jpeg of the page which I'll post. If you go to the actual site
(just type in the title) you'll be able to read some very interesting
excerpts from the book. Well worth the read and even though it's an
early publication, still relevant today! E
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Re: What is Art?

Postby ehoeveler » Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:04 pm

I have to finally stress the obvious but many of us including myself,
need a reminder from time to time; There really should be no conscious
aspiration to fame or recognition or fortune. Don't try to fast-track yourself
to the 'green room'. Instead, reach within yourself - your intellect, your heart
and your mind to express yourself.
There's nothing wrong with learning new brush techniques or color
representations but always, stay true to yourself.
Derive from others if you must (and I do) but maintain your own style
and point of view. Also, practice, practice and practice! Hope this helps. E
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Re: What is Art?

Postby nigelartist » Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:24 am

A lot of good advice here but I would like to emphasize on what E said about maintaining your own style and point of view as well as lots of practice. also, don't be afraid to try something new...you may start off a new trend!

Best wishes and keep thinking art!
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Re: What is Art?

Postby book » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:49 am

Thank you, these pointers truly helped me find a better insight on what Art consists of and on how does one become a real artist. However, I am still in the dark of what makes an artistic piece to be considered a real master piece..

I ask such a question because I think that the artist and the art work are a package. So in that case, the artist together with the presentation of the work and the work itself are a unified group which the viewer scrutinizes to achieve their idea of whether it is good or bad art.
So if the artist gives a positive artistic impression to his/her peers, knows how to present his/her work well and creates a decent artwork - then the artist and the artwork becomes an artistic show liked/loved by the many.
However, if the artist's work would be very decent but the artist is not successful in being liked by the peers/viewers, and the presentation is not as well as it could be - that would risk the artist from being appreciated as the creator of a masterpiece. This is so, because the peers/ judges do not see the latter artist as worthy enough, due to the lack in not being liked as much or of not presenting the artwork as professionally as should.

Now, I might be completely offtrack or half way there.

As you can see, I need some wisdom.

Thank you :)
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Re: What is Art?

Postby nigelartist » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 am

We are all entitled to our own opinions whether they are right or wrong. I think the main point is that you are questioning about topics...this shows an active, positive mind.

Another point to remember is an artist's work may not become 'famous' until after the artist's death...

Keep thinking good thoughts...
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Re: What is Art?

Postby ehoeveler » Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:59 pm

Marisabell, there is more than a grain of truth to what you say.
Things have changed in the sense that gallery owners are tired of
the disheveled, disgruntled, angry artist.
In the past we loved the rudeness of Picasso or the quirkiness
of Kalho. We turned a blind eye to the absinthe-drinking exploits
of Max Ernst and Basquiat's self-destructive love affair with Heroin.
I think now, that in order to succeed, an artist must at least be polite
and even friendly. As the old saying goes, 'you draw more flies with honey...'
Gallery owners are human like us all and who doesn't want to work harder
for a person if they're nice!
As far as appearance goes it's my personal belief that when you show up
to a gallery to discuss your work it's like any other job interview. Nothing
wrong with wearing make-up, good hair and a cute outfit! E
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Re: What is Art?

Postby book » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:18 pm

Thank you both very much for your input. :)
I really appreciate. :)
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Re: What is Art?

Postby ehoeveler » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:58 pm

My pleasure! E
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Re: What is Art?

Postby nigelartist » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:48 pm

My pleasure!
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Re: What is Art?

Postby kandinsky » Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:34 pm

Art is a free expression of a person's feelings! It brings to us the passion and enthusiasm! :))
Enjoy and have great moments! :))
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Re: What is Art?

Postby johnwalkeasy » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:13 pm

LOL! Elis, I would go when I was much younger to galleries with my work. I would show up in my work cloths with a 3 day beard. And ofcourse I would pull up in my smoking junk car.LOL.
Most of the people I would talk to were women. Wonder what they thought when they seen me come in. Like maybe a deer caught in headlights. Or maybe here he comes, The man of my dreams.
What is art? My God, I,ve been trying to figure that one out for 40 years.
Perfection is what drives an artist.
The inability to achieve perfection is what creates a work of art.
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Re: What is Art?

Postby book » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:19 am

Thank you sir, you are truly inspiring. :)
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Re: What is Art?

Postby rhknigh » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:13 pm

Free Art Course online, Unit 1, starting at 1.2 addresses this question on this page: http://www.saylor.org/site/syllabus.php?cid=238
Rebecca Knight, representing artist Tanya Davis & author of a blog celebrating creativity:

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Re: What is Art?

Postby ehoeveler » Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:30 pm

John, if I was a female gallery owner
and saw some rugged, talented guy pull up in a fume-spewing beater,
the game would change immediately - I'd be instantly sympathetic to
the plight of the struggling artist. Not only that, I'd be charmed and interested.
But they would still have to be nice.
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Re: What is Art?

Postby RELusion76 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:35 pm

Art is expression, and for me It's a way to entertain myself. I do it for myself and not anyone else.
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Re: What is Art?

Postby Artshedonline » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:34 am

Art is a way to express their feeling such good, bad ,pleasure and sad. Art include paints, color, dance, design and literature.
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