Art Speaks for Itself
When I look at someones artwork,
it either grabs hold of me, speaks for itself, makes a definite
impression upon my psyche, or its just another amongst
millions. I can find redeeming qualities in many works, but
those which merit my true appreciation stick in my eye and
Recently, I remarked upon someones pastel. The
work was good, but it was good because of technique, not
vision. Compare that to work by another artist whose
images instantly grabbed my notice, riveting my attention,
then driving me to seek out more of his extraordinary creations.
I can see thousands of paintings, sculpts, drawings, and,
quite honestly, they are just more of the same. Then there
are those which stand forward, demanding exploration, creating a
desire to find more works by the same artist in hopes that each
of his or her works will similarly enthrall.
Often, I am disappointed. There are only one or two
works worth attending in an artists portfolio. But
then there are those wonderful surprises where one sees
consistent and inspired vision, even if the artist is just
developing and has but a handful of completed works. Very
Originally posted by DLKeur on her art blog on June 24, 2007.
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