reply to post by LordBaskettIV
But, one cannot truely think outside the box if they can't even understand how the box is formed/created.
But if one is oblivious to there ever being a box, their aspirations unfold unperturbed, which is what happened in the beginning at some point.
Before classical studies existed, someone had to experiment and explore to devise such methods and it is that process which allows genius and
innovation to emerge. Granted, it is truly a loss to not consider and study the masters and classical techniques, as is with any art, one has to
visit and understand the roots. However, at the same time and on the other side of the coin lies the open ended stratus of creative endeavors, where
one can follow their own innate drive and application. I think it is unfair to compare classical and modern art, at least in a definitive way.
Rather, I see them as parts to a whole, both in terms of function and form.
I also appreciate a more purist attitude on the subject and of course "good art" is hyper-subjective, as is art in itself.
And now, to think the CIA had a direct hand in destroying what could have been, just pisses me off even more.
Agreed, it is a shame that such an entity had influence on the natural progression, or lack of, things in the art world. It falls in line with my own
personal premise that tptb do not want us to be sublime, expressive or contemplative through art, as it is consistently being dropped from academic
Yet no American univerity even offers this type of training anymore.
And I don't think it is because lack of interest, but rather someone disqualifying it's importance. Or, are you implying that there is no
interest? That could be too...
There is no point trying to advance ones creativity if you have no way of actually presenting that creativity in a viewable manner understood by those
I would disagree a bit here. I believe there is appreciation, an audience and a market for abstract art, and there are those that like not knowing
what they are looking at. Again, I don't separate the two in terms of right and wrong, better or worse, but just different and contemporary. The
thing I personally like about abstract is that it is like a fingerprint, unique and truly representative of the individual.
My experience in the abstract market has been about people that are tired of seeing trees and flowers, or portraits and still life.
So again, I think they re both important aspects of art.
I can glean more information from a cave painting than from any of the modern artists.
I can appreciate that. I think they all offer different experiences too. The cave painting has so much associated history and social significance, a
wonder in the world. A painting by Alex Gray also evokes some interesting reactions.
So obviously I am one of those balance type of peeps, always examining the flipside of things.
Thank you for your posts.