Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The quotation marks also suggest that art is what we make it; that honouring something with the title of "Art" is a matter of opinion. One person's art is another person's junk.
In our play, one friend buys a painting, finds value in it and call it "art". Another friend sees no value in it and thinks it is junk. And the third friend does not know what to think. They discuss, they argue, they fight. A world of conflict is opened up between them and they are forced to reassess their friendship, how they see themselves, the choices they have made in their lives and how they can proceed as people.
It's not about art. It's about what art makes you look at. Perhaps that's the value."
-which I thought was excellent and worth repeating here. I can certainly like art of many different styles- but I don't like everything that is called "art". One thing I would definitely draw the line on calling art is a shark preserved in - I think formaldehyde - in a tank.
My painting here - which I hope is art- is "The Rum-Runner" from last year's "Dirty Thirties" marathon.