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Re: It ain't the meat, it's the motion

Biggs23 wrote:

stevo23 wrote:

Three quotes from Richard Avedon that seem apt:

"I’ve worked out of a series of no’s. No to exquisite light, no to apparent compositions, no to the seduction of poses or narrative. And all these no’s force me to the “yes.” I have a white background. I have the person I’m interested in and the thing that happens between us.” – Richard Avedon

“A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he’s being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he’s wearing or how he looks. He’s implicated in what’s happened, and he has a certain real power over the result.” – Richard Avedon

“I am always stimulated by people. Almost never by ideas.” – Richard Avedon

In general, I like that idea. But I think if you start to decode a lot of his work, you'll see that his most successful and well reviewed work still follows gestalt principles. So not sure what he really said "no" to.

Arteests at the upper echelons of the art world almost universally begin to speak about art this way. I'm of the strong opinion that it's an intentional misdirection. After all, if they emphasize the technical, it becomes clear that many people dedicated to the craft could equal or exceed their accomplishments. On the other hand, if art is something intrinsic within only certain individuals, it remains out of reach, special, unattainable.

I don't think he is talking about something that is unattainable to the general population. Yes, we cling to rules due to some extent out of fear of criticism and the related fear of not knowing. He is actually telling the listener what anyone can do: step out of our own predetermined boxes and respond freely to what is happening internally and externally in the present moment. Rules and technique do come into play as great artists have already mastered technique. And rules are developed after the fact as people try to figure out what great artists do that they can replicate.

Maybe she's born with it, maybe it's Maybelline.

Is the creation of great art a matter of genetic endowment? Jean Renoir is evidence of that. The Bachs are another. Yet, they also grew up in a certainly conducive environment. Is it a matter of divine inspiration?  For that we have Mozart. Jung might say creativity is a function of the four personality types. Today we have the 16 personality approach.

Maybe it is a mix. I tend to think we all are born with creative abilities.  Some never have opportunities to discover and develop them. Many repress them in order to fit into society. Some judge themselves harshly having internalized internalized the critical views of others. Eventually, the structures of civilization suppress creativity in the great majority.  I think many of us are trying to find a way out. Avedon has given us a clue.  Believing this is a main reason I went into elementary education. My experience has confirmed it.

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