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Art’s Purpose

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I’ve certainly gotten older. Long time ago I would be all caught up with the very busy blog conversation about what is the meaning, purpose or what is good, bad or insignificant art. I suspect no one knows, but it good way to fill a page. Some of these folks write really well.


Written by Bob Martin

July 18, 2006 at 1:17 am

Posted in Art, Painting, Paintings

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  1. It’s all corrupted… there is so much shit around anyone can be an artist now, its sick!

    Angela Ferreira

    July 18, 2006 at 11:13 am

  2. I think at some point, we are all artist. What has become corrupt is our deferring to someone other then ourselves as to what is good or bad in art or anything else. So there is bound to be a bunch of stuff out there that is questionable, but “cream always rises to the top” . We just can’t permit others to definitively tell us what cream is, we have to decide for ourselves.

    Bob Martin

    July 18, 2006 at 1:49 pm

  3. Are you sure the cream rises? Or are just certain people with reputation that achieve higher? I see a bunch of mesmerized art critic idiots philosophizing on and on about artworks that my three year old can make better… and to make matters worse, the ignorant art followers nodding their heads not to make themselves look more stupid.
    There are true artists, I see so many talents out there and to me, they are just not being recognized because unfortunately their father/ wife/ husband/ university lecturer/ art dealer/degree/ references or whatever is not prestigious or affluent enough in the Art world, so please don’t tell me is not corrupted !!!

    Angela Ferreira

    July 20, 2006 at 12:20 pm

  4. The point I was looking to make is that universally speaking we have become a culture that is not welling to trust our own judgment about what we like or dislike We have created this system of promoting people to the status of expert so as to not truly engage our minds and make decision for ourselves. Sure there are times that an “expert” would be helpful, but these are usually life or death matters.

    We all are intelligent enough to see a movie and determine if we liked it or hated with out first consulting the media critic, a person who has never made a movie, painted a painting, wrote a book, directed a play, kicked a football etc. Yes I agree that the system is corrupt, but I don’t think that should keep any of us from trying to create beautiful art, just for the joy of doing it. .

    Bob Martin

    July 20, 2006 at 1:33 pm

  5. Though I do get influenced by so called “experts”, with age I find I do it less and less and I’m happier for it!


    July 20, 2006 at 9:47 pm

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