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dready against the establishment

Posted on May 23, 2019 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)


                        dready 'roasters' - 34x15 - remarque on canvas

i was reading a series of articles on the battle the impressionists faced with the critics of the established order of things when they first started painting ...

"try to explain to monsieur renoir that a woman's torso is not a mass of decomposing flesh with those purplish-green stains"

and realising today that painting what you 'feel' is now a normal process of life ... times have changed but they haven't changed completely, more things are acceptable but not everything ...

20 years ago I heard a national gallery director (think about the level of that human in a world of art) say 'well photography is just not really art is it' ...

in talking to a gallerist, 8 years ago, who had turned his nose up at the idea of digitally drawn art I said "45 years ago if an artist told you he used acrylics you would have had the same reaction" but he refused to listen to that kind of argument to his own invalidity ...

we all have ideas of what constitutes art ... like me I am not sure that moving your un-made bed from your room to a gallery constitutes 'art', I feel it's more of a documentary statement that might engender debate ... but then the definition of art below might mean that it IS in terms of 'expression of imagination', if the artist in question had thought about it in terms of a the debate she would engender and not just said 'lemme move my bed and call it art'

"the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form" 

anyhow at the same time as all this was churning around my head somebody asked me to remarque this dready 'advertisement' for them as a gift taking out the original marketing text ...

and I thought that of all the depictions (it's a stick figure rooster, roosters aren't yellow or green etc) in this dready the one that stands out to me is that the roosters are laying the eggs!

peace ...



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