What is meant by “not completed” for discussion Topic 2 at the top of your transmission? Do you know how to complete and if so how does one complete?
Art is not about defined parameters. It simply cannot be. Webster’s definition establishes that art is aesthetically based. I agree that the idea that art is expression and that it is not a designated medium, but rather what one seeks from artistic application or creation of it. It is the experiences and how one incorporates those into daily life ideals that is “art”, no? It is rare to find another that agrees about beauty or how that might translate to human condition. The basic human condition factor does not employ art. You are exploring a deeper facet?
Our sociological infrastructures dictate and is tied within our immediate culture. I say this because I have many acquaintances around the world and some are not subjected to an American schooling ideal. Yes, art education moves an experience from the ordinary to a heightened level because art education allows for imagination to intervene a hardship. Without imagination, we are but automatons. Yep. without art knowledge we are subjected to a lack of emotional realization. Art allows to us to be subjective to an artistic object. The object can be from any mode of the arts, be it visual, audio, or kinetic. All of that depends on the individual. Everything changes everyday so all is subject to that. However, the base of an individual most likely will always strive towards that basic desire of experience. Each new generation realizes the cutting edge. Meaning, what was yesterday is not today nor tomorrow. It has nothing to do with agreement; it is born in the individual embracement of knowledge and desire for exploration.
Yep, I agree with you that just because I find something artistic, does not mean that other will. My mom and i disagreed on this readily. She, a perfectly realistic portrait artist, me a landscape artist. Picasso’s late period (I understand the movement?) I like, mom hated everything after his “red” period.
What I can say about disagreement, being an artist, if any reaction is obtained that it is good. Of course having everyone like the work is desired, but if someone hates a piece, it is a reaction, so noteworthy, no? The first time I encountered Pollack, He scared me and could not be in MOMAs gallery. I ran out. Yet, after study, I have found his ideal and he is no longer crazy angry to me. Does that make sense?
I believe that you are defining art as it speaks to you. It is obvious that you are a thinking person and that you are reaching out to experience on a deeper level. Keep after it, you will find your way. Your son will be a fountain of wisdom for you. Allow him that.
My askance is how to be objective towards art? I am not one to browse. I enjoy seeing. I try to bring in a meaning, is that wrong? Or, should I ask, how might I separate? Do you have suggestions?
Thank you for your reply, it is helpful.