Posts Tagged "art"

Why People Buy Art

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Why People Buy Art

There are many reasons people buy art. But for the collector who is passionate about art, one reason looms large. A collector always talks about the story or their “experience” of how they acquired a particular artwork. These stories range from visiting an artist’s studio to stumbling upon a hidden gallery while traveling. I watch and listen to collectors beam with emotion as they reminisce about how a particular artwork came into their lives… Sometimes never talking about the actual artwork. The artwork is important to them, but the “experience” they...

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Dependency in Art and Life

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Dependency in Art and Life

The motif of dependency in art and sculpture has long been an explored subject matter. Whether blatant or subtle, relationships depicted are concluded to have a certain dependency. Expanded dependency One could say that all art is dependent on something to validate its existence. Take away an important element and the artwork becomes void, lacking, or in need of a reason. Dependency manifests early in life Dependency begins at birth. A newborn is completely dependent on its mother for the very basic of needs. A child’s emotional dependency becomes more dominate as the physical...

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When Craft becomes Art

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When Craft becomes Art

  Art vs. Craft – part three   In part one of Art vs. Craft; I rolled through some of the aspects for the term, “craft”. Good or bad, craft tends to rely more heavily on the mechanical end of the creative process – that is, the physical act of making something. In part two; I made my attempt at defining “art”, or more specifically, ” fine art”. Ambiguous terms such as the word “art”, are almost impossible to define in a concise way. That is why I believe the ambiguity of these words has been at the root in the questioning of...

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Fine Art – Concept gives Longevity

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Fine Art – Concept gives Longevity

     Art vs. Craft – part two   In part one of Art vs. Craft; I covered what craft is considered to be when working in mediums like glass or wood. I have been making what some people refer to as art glass and art glass sculpture for quite some time now. As an artist, sculptor, designer, and glass blower most of my life, I have seen and heard the word “art” used and attributed to more things than almost any other word I know… but what makes something art, or what is sometimes called “fine art“?  Fine Art – Concept gives Longevity. Fine art is an...

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Social Media – Art is not fast enough

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Social Media – Art is not fast enough

I’m not sure if social media has a good or negative effect on art. A graphic design instructor once said to me, “To have effective advertising art, an eight year old should be able to figure out all the information in about five seconds.” He then said, “Fine art is something you spend more time with to fully appreciate.” Social media is socializing at sixty miles per hour. Information comes at us on a fast moving tech conveyor belt. You blink and you just missed the latest cat video… because that was so thirty-six minutes ago.  My smirky take on delivery...

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