Does art imitate life or does life imitate art?
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Of a bastard line.
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: London(& Copenhagen)
I Think its absurd as an artist to try to imitated life..or even think that art imitates life... Art is the violence of sensation and not an imitation... anyway, in my opinion, it should be.. and if it becomes an imitation, I would be so bold to say, then art has lost its power to aesthetically touch us... I think realism must be reinvented. It has to be continually reinvented. In one of his letters Van Gogh speaks of the necessity of making changes in reality that becomes lies which are truer than the pure truth. That is the only way an artist can recreate the intensity of the reality he attempts to capture. I think that reality in art is something profoundly artificial and that it has to be created anew, otherwise it would be merely an illustration for some purpose and thus in fact hersay...Picasso puts it nicely and straight to the point in this little qoute.."I have often used pieces from a newspaper for my papercollages, but never to make a newspaper"..
We say too much in front of paintings ...
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