Posts Tagged ‘Good Art’

Good Art? I vote for Frida

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

I was having a random conversation recently with my friend Jimmy, about what else, but , and what makes “good.”  His take was along the lines of ‘ lets you see what you want to see,’ basically the old ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ cliche…hmmm.

This discussion along with my recent re-obsession with all things Frida Kahlo, made me wonder why it is I love her so.

There are many reasons I enjoy gazing upon Frida’s work.  I love the Mexican culture she depicts, her style of painting, her subject matter and her story.  We all have a story in life, but knowing Frida’s story as I do, she truly inspires me.  Frida lived her own life as she chose, as a strong woman of conviction.  She took her adversities as they came, and worked through them, and most of all, she kept painting.


Good Art?

Sunday, May 10th, 2009

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!