Goldfinch60

Is It Art?



What is art?

Is it just a depiction,

A depiction of a scene

Or of a person

Painted onto canvas

To show what one can see,

Can see through your eyes.

It can be like a photograph

So immaculately created,

Yes it has been painted,

Skilfully painted,

But is it art?

 

What is art?

Can a photograph be considered,

Be considered as art.

It is just a depiction,

A depiction of a scene

Or of a person

Printed on paper

To show what one can see,

Can see through your eyes.

It can be like a painting

Showing exactly what was seen,

No errors

It is real.

But is it art?

 

What is art?

If that photograph is altered

Into a vision that is not real,

Something that is only seen

Within the mind of the person,

Changing the reality

Into a scene within his mind

That cannot exist in reality

So it is not real.

Is it art?

Comments10

  • orchidee

    Great write, clip, and pic Gold.
    Yep, I reckon all this is art.
    We're all great modern artists in one sense - just leave your bed unmade and enter it as an exhibit in a show! Or make a pile of rubbish!

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi.

      So you are saying that a made bed is not art? 😂😂😂

      Andy

      • orchidee

        Well, yes, bed unmade or made, can pass as art in some Shows. I started tidying pile of rubbish in a show. Then I saw it was an exhibit. I was about to put it in the dustbin! lol. I prefer pics like your, or Michael's, and the 'classical' art as in the clip. And scenes of 1066 of course. Are we in the Bayeux Tapestry? Our local Museum has a full size copy of it. Not spotted myself in it yet.

      • Doggerel Dave

        You two have an obsession with that bed. You have mentioned it before. I'm sure Tracey would wonder why two quite mature gentlemen who profess a love of the arts cannot see the greatness of an installation sold for £2.5 million.

        • Goldfinch60

          Art is very different in every one of us. I appreciate many types of art some of which many look at me and think I am mad, you need to look into art to appreciate it, I looked into that bed and just could not see art there, others did but if we all appreciated the same things life would be boring.


          Andy

          • Doggerel Dave

            Oh come on Andy – get off the fence; it must be quite uncomfortable there. I at least hoped for a rant about the two and a half mill.
            There’s an argument doing the rounds here (and if it’s here then it is probably elsewhere too) which suggests that in the write up beside a painting there should be more notes relating to the work’s construction. Debate focused on portraits but probably has equal applicability for other media too. For example, your picture might, for some, have been enhanced by the simple statement re photo, perhaps location and had been photoshopped or whatever.
            For me, the image is beautiful and that’s all that matters.
            "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
            (there you go – a quote. Mode of communication shamelessly borrowed from another MPS member who shall remain nameless).

          • 4 more comments

          • Munro

            Really nice artwork and poem

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Munro, much appreciated.

              Andy

              • Munro

                It’s a wee pleasure

              • L. B. Mek

                its kinda scary too Andy, (forest fire flashbacks)..
                ah wait, if its evoking an emotion (even unwanted fear): well then yeah,
                this is my interpretation of art!
                even without the write..

                • Goldfinch60

                  Art should always raise emotions, it does in me every time I am pulled into it.

                  Andy

                • Jerry Reynolds

                  Tricky subject art, modernist theorize that
                  line, shape, color and scale have expressive
                  powers of their own and need not represent
                  anything. Good write Andy.

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Yes it is tricky, it is always in the eye of the beholder to realise what they see in an artwork.

                    Andy

                  • FredPeyer

                    This is a deep question, Andy. I just think that art is in the eye of the beholder. If I write one word, is it a poem?

                    • Goldfinch60

                      Very true Fred, my daughter is an artist and we both realise that it is an impossible question to answer.

                      Andy

                    • dusk arising

                      Yep. It is your own perception. Art should have NO rules, nor any arbiter of right, wrong best etc.

                      • Goldfinch60

                        So very true d a.

                        Andy

                      • Michael Edwards

                        There is no one answer and I don't think it matters. If one must seek a definition then the key word must be interpretation.
                        Using this definition a photograph that hasn't been manipulated and simply records reality isn't a work of art even though it may have involved an artistic eye in seeking the best view (ie seeking the best composition). But not calling it a work of art makes it no less worthy. Similarly a painting that reflects photorealism, no matter how skillfully painted, isn't but again it is no less worthy. However following this logic Canaletto wasn't an artist - or was he?
                        The bed was an idea and it was arranged and designed to court publicity and as such was highly successful but did it involve interpretation? Probably not but that isn't the point.

                        In summary I guess the argument about what constitutes art is both pointless and irrelevant.

                        • Goldfinch60

                          Thank you Michael, of course there is no answer about art for me it is the feeling that it brings to me when I see an artwork and I 'look' at art not just see it in passing as many do.
                          One of the times I went to Croome Court there was an art exhibition by Jilly Oxlade-Arnott in one of the rooms , I was in that room for over an hour looking at each artwork, nearly every other person just walked passed each painting without stopping.

                          Andy

                        • AwHec8

                          I would say it is Art in that the angle taken, the timing of the event, the picture itself, the lighting and many more intricate scenarios involved in the Picture you Andy caught for 1 moment in time that ended up posted on here, all to do with your skill set. Absolutely Yes Great Picture & Words to go with. Don

                        • mohangupta.suresh@gmail.com

                          I think art is what holds the viewers attention.

                          • Goldfinch60

                            So true Suresh.

                            Andy



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