Art imitates life. The inspiration for most art work are everyday events in a normal person’s life. Even Salvador Dali and Magritte’s artworks are comments on the mundane and banal. Looking at it, art has an ethereal quality which translates well to any age.
Art is not meant to be perfect. It is meant to alleviate the everyday to a different light, to clean up what you see and show something else entirely. When Cezanne, Van Gogh and Gauguin were painting, their paintings were derided as flawed and funny. Between the three of them they sold exactly three paintings in their lifetime. Since then, the rest of the world has caught up with them. They did not want to conform to the art world, they were too advanced for their time.
Looking at art on the monitor is not the same as viewing the original. When you think about it, an oil painting copy of the original, which is not to scale, is better than what you see on your monitor screen. The original projects an idea, with the way the paint interacts with the light, the texture of the paint, the glossiness of the painting, all of these add layers and textures which pile up the experience. A monitor is a flat representation of a painting. So far, no JPEG image has ever captured the luscious colors of a painting.
Capturing moments has become the theme of today’s electronic generation. Mobile apps help the user to share experiences and moments, instantly. It can only do so much. A picture of a hungarian sausage looks like any other picture of a large sausage. The smell coming from the kitchen, as well as the experience in the restaurant, the taste and smell of the sausage all define if the sausage is good. The only thing that is shared is a load full of “I wish you were here” messages. Come to think of it, most food porn pics are more like “I’m happy with my food,” which says a whole lot about context and message.
People who photograph sunsets understand that they cannot capture what a sunset feels like, or what it really is at the moment the picture was taken. These photographers also know that each sunset image is different from another. This is not just a matter of a sunset being different from another sunset, but also how the photographer feels about the sunset, the perspective he puts into it, and the whole context of the moment, as compared with another photographer beside him and shooting the same sunset.
Art is not about being perfect, even though the ideal is perfection. Nobody would say that Jackson Pollack’s abstract paint streaks, or Andy Warhol’s soup cans are perfect. The artists did not aim for that. They wanted to convey a message. Years later, here we are admiring their work and seeing the concept of perfection in every brush stroke and streak of paint.
Since art imitates life, it is a given that people also strive for perfection. If you’re a model for a painter or sculptor, you know that your skin should be flawless. Sculptures should not have cracks running along them simply because you have varicose veins or spider veins. I recommend this clinic for spider vein treatment in Annapolis that are very effective and affordable treatments. Alternatively, you can check out this clinic Spider Veins in Southfield, if it is nearer your area.