Monday, May 12, 2014

Quote of the day 05-12-2014

Today I have been re-reading what should be required of anyone who claims to be an "artist", Robert C. Morgan's "The End of the Art World".



It dives right in and talks at length about the differences between Modernism and Post-Modernism, between spirituality and kitsch in art. It's a full on bomb for your brain.

As I've been reading it, i've got the highlighter out and marking up everything that seems to have to do with me and my feelings. One part in particular I feel really has a lot to do with today's artists versus today's conceptualists.

"To get at the opposite of cynicism, one must return to the origin of one's emotional strata to see what one is doing and why one is doing it. What is the purpose of one's art? Why be an artist? What is the motivation?"

To me, these are the eternal questions an artist asks themselves. Why do we make paintings, why do we make sculpture, drawing. It comes from a creative impulse that was born into us and it can't help but come out.

Give yourself some time, and read through this treatise on modern and post modern art. It might take a while to digest, but it's a philosophical meal that will keep you full for some time.


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