Good Art?

May 10th, 2009 by jules

Guernica by Picasso

Guernica by Picasso

What is ?  What is Good?  What is ?

These are big questions which I plan to tackle bit by bit for as long as I have this blog…I think, talk, then mull…here are a few of my first thoughts…

Picasso said it begins where nature leaves off

Michelangelo said the true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection

Francis Bacon said that painting gave meaning to his life that without which he would not have had

Damien Hirst said  there’s no possible way you can get what you want

Willem de Kooning said that the attitude that nature is chaotic and that the artist puts order into it is a very absurd point of view.  All that we can hope for is to put some order into ourselves

…I like de Koonings view, I see it as a science of us humans trying to figure out who we are, why we’re here and what life is really all about…

Please help figure this out in the comments!

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2 Responses to “Good Art?”

  1. meika says:

    Science discovers problems and scientists solves them. Art make the problems and artists think they’ve solved them. So then good art is matter of perception, much like painting is simply a matter of application and marketing.

    • jules says:

      Thanks for your comment…I’ve been thinking about it. We’ll keep working on it, there is no easy answer thats for sure!