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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Sandra L. Eckert
Sun, 23 Jun 1996 22:27:57 -0400
I think that the art lies IN the questions...that it is the consciousness
that is the art, and the rest (the end product) is just a happy by-product.
What makes a good piece of artwork? I think perhaps a new revelation, or a
thought that is represented visually that can communicate to someone else
who might have similar questions. Historically, the art that survives in
the art-history books is work that is responding to contemporary issues,
such as Impressionism (the camera), Surrealism (psychoanalysis...Freud), and
so on. So perhaps awareness and exploration of the contemporary world also
should be a part of the answer.
I think we all ask ourselves the questions you listed. When we stop doing
that, we become technicians...which is something altogether different.