The stratification of art by value and the resultant tension also adds to its meaning, and the meaning of art to society. The second point is simply the recognition of skill: some obvious skill has to be involved in making art.
There is no single, easily tweetable answer to that question. What is Art? The wall paintings in the Lascaux caves, which so startled Picasso, have been carbon-dated at around 17, years old.
It is known through the experience of the audience as well as the intention and expression of the artist. At this moment of discovery I humbly realize my views may be those shared by thousands, even millions across the globe.
Can all agree that an act of kindness is beautiful? I seek to adapt to my changing body, mindset and circumstances.
If you want a chance of getting a book, please include your physical address. Ugly art is sloppy, wild and, yes, transgressive, exciting confusion and joy because it abandons commonplace ideas of what is — and looks — pretty.It may cross our lips to speak of the nature of beauty in billowy language, but we do so entirely with a forked tongue if we do so seriously. When I began showing the work, it seemed to resonate with all ages. So how can we define art in terms applying to both cave-dwellers and modern city sophisticates? Ian Malcomson, Victoria, British Columbia What we perceive as beautiful does not offend us on any level. It would require an intellectual sloughing of many conceptions we take for granted. However, art is not necessarily positive: it can be deliberately hurtful or displeasing: it can make you think about or consider things that you would rather not. There are plenty of pretty pictures available at the neighborhood home furnishing store; but these we might not refer to as beautiful; and it is not difficult to find works of artistic expression that we might agree are beautiful that are not necessarily pretty. Marna Clarke "I didn't realize when I began this project five years ago that I would end up embracing it as a tribute to my life of 70 years, to living long enough to have experienced marriage, motherhood, grand-motherhood, satisfying creative work, deepening love, good friends, a twilight romance. But, for the most part, society chooses to ignore or obscure truthful representations of aging. Gaining our aesthetic interest is at least a necessary requirement of art. Line Work Faces are made up of lines. From series of confrontational nude self-portraits to a photographic documentation of aging drag queens, the following images capture the many particular joys, pains, fears and thrills of the aging process. If art is to mean anything, there has to be some working definition of what it is. What would it deign to make? Take Picasso, Munch, Schoenberg, to name just three.