My current thinking seems to be asking the age old question what is art Well - dont know why I say my current thinking - I have been asking that question ever since post modernism and all its relativity. Not only has art become part of the postmodern movement it has also become less precious because it seems everyone accepts the comments anyone can make art and its all about your own personal interpretation or how one sees things. I believe art, aesthetics, are all about personal interpretation. That does not make art relative and subjective. How can I say that
Everyone is unique, all “art” is unique. If an object is not unique, original, one of a kind, then it isn’t art. The idea, the concept, their uniqueness is art.
Just like one person is unique to themselves, to their own individuality, “art” is unique to itself and it’s own individuality. It does not depend on collective thinking. NOT everyone’s ideas, concepts are art. Not every individual is an artist. They may create something that looks like art, it has a frame, it is in a gallery, the person who made it called themselves artists and their work art. But it isn’t – if it is not unique.
What makes art art Value. We should value it as art. If everything thing is called art there is no value in art. As a lifetime romantic, I believe art must have the ability to stress goodness, imagination, creativity, discovery, ... Read More