posted on Aug, 20 2012 @ 12:39 PM
Originally posted by ZeroKnowledge
reply to post by artistpoet
I envy you. This is my thought process about this painting.
"Oh. A girl............
Ehmm,what else? Oh, devil, clown,books,puppets. Awful pants. Blue hooves? What it means? Have no idea."
I never could get meaning of art unless it is on a level of simplistic landscapes and food paintings .
The interpretation of art is not an exact science - I sometimes despair when I see some expert waffling on about a piece of art.
Unless you know the artist it is not possible to know exactly what his intended message or meaning is.
It only means what it means to the viewer in reality
I have had people place their interpretations on my work and it is a real eye opener.
The best way is the simple way - You either like a painting or song or whatever or do not even though you can not always say why.
Art like music is subtle in that it can change meanings according to one's own personal experience