structure / creativity Re: Art and the Challenge of Change
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Nina"
> Bobby, would you mind defining what
> exactly it is you refer to when you use
> the word 'structure'? What in your craft
> is structure? What is technique? Give
> specific examples, please.
> Or maybe our conversation is in the stars.
> Just before reading your reply to my post,
> I read my horoscope:
Good question. You sing better if you know how to form the sounds
and that is a structure of knowledge. In painting a portrait
achieving an accurate complexion color requires some knowlege of how
to preceive color.
The basic technique of how to evolve in perceiving color comes from
the knowledge that:
'black in the sunlight is lighter than white in the shadow'.
Visual art is a series of leaps by past artists teaching us to see
better. The Impressionists taught people to look for relationships
when they see and shook up the art world by depicting light in a way
it had not been done.
It is interesting to me that at the same time as the Impressionists,
the Existentialists discovered that the relationship of man to nature
was the fly in the ointment of philosophy up to that point.
And then Einstein shook up the smug world of physicists with
the 'Theory of Relativity'.
But who knows about Impressionists and color relativity? I meet very
few. I guess this is why I brought up Mr. Chubby's well documented
and exercised methods in the way I did. They are fine.
But something I see as important is ignored and that is presented in
its stead as art instead of art therapy.
Sorry to be so strident. My teacher died trying to tell these things
to people that would not listen. I probably will too.
> "Something's gotten into you today, NINA.
> An iconoclastic imp inside you is determined
> to tear down every convention existing,
> especially in the art world. Why are you
> so furious with orthodoxy? Did you dream
> that an imitator stole one of your ideas
> and made a fortune with it? If you were
> an art critic, we could expect you to sing
> the praises of the vanguard today."
> LOL. Hey, Diana, what is it about these
> uncanny horoscopes? Sheesh!
> so long,