Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Blog #4 Sept. 17

“Sometimes people are beautiful.
Not in looks.
Not in what they say.
Just in what they are.” 
--Mark Zusak

Is this the same for artwork? because we see each other in this sense, do we see them that way because of the clothes or the makeup (which could equally be considered art and in turn...beauty (or enhancing agents for beauty purposes).  This is a timeless argument that I constantly think people on a daily basis.  When you take a girl out and she doesn't have make up on...some would consider her less attractive, however, this is what artists do with paintings.  They put more things on a canvas to bring out an underlying image that could otherwise be overlooked.  Let that be the paint on a canvas, just like make up, it causes us to see something in another way than we regularly would (no make up on a face compared to a blank canvas for a painter).  Or should be be judging beauty of a work of art in the meaning, underlying message, or statement it's trying to stand for (which would be like saying we respect someone because of their support of fighting breast cancer) Can a piece of artwork be beautiful because it does this?  Like an add of some sort.  I don't know; the discussion in class was very interesting and included something along these lines.  Just food for thought.

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