Friday, November 19, 2010

Three--no, Four--truths about Art

Keeping in mind that truth conceals as much as it reveals.
Also, the first is not mine, but comes directly from Joe Bastianich, and apparently indirectly from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Children's Publishing.

Art without commerce is just a hobby.

If you must explain your work you have failed as an artist.

If it can be summarized it is not art.

And a fourth (from the Good Dr. McGilchrist): We experience art as a living thing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Interesting. I agree with three out of four of these. I think that some art can in fact be summarized. I'm not clear on how "summarization" removes a work from the arena of art. Do you have further ideas on this?