Interpretation of images

Started Oct 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Howard Shooter
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Re: Arstist's statement (with translation)
In reply to KFoisy, Nov 9, 2012

To reply to your bread analogy,.. Art fits into, reacts to or provokes historical or political context so that often the interest in a piece is ultimately only contextualised after the artist has died or an event has passed. If we take the example of almost any now famous 20th century artist at the time their work was misunderstood and they died somewhat penniless. The real artistry was in their passion and brave  disregard for commercial and social acceptance. Obviously some exceptions are true but mostly they were recognised afterwards in context with history.  This is true of artists like Lowry, Van Gogh, Miro, etc.... food could be used as an analogy, Sushi in the 70's was regarded  as a strange part of Japanese culture ... Who would want to eat raw fish... The Lebanese eat raw liver ... Time and context changes mass tastes and social acceptance. Visual taste alone in my opinion is not enough. E.g Sunsets are pretty but are mostly boring in my opinion and have little social context... Can you think of an iconic colour sunset photograph?

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