As soon as I posted this I saw that Pam had just posted one. Skip this one here and go see hers first!
Yesterday's post seems to have been unclear. In no way was I saying that all kinds of things that anybody wishes to call art are equally as valid or worthwhile as anything else. Many things that some people call art are certainly not: pornographic images, thrown together trashy stuff, some handicrafts (that while technically fine, are not per se art). Other things might be art, but are bad art, not just "I don't like it," but bad in the sense that it fulfills neither the "good," the beautiful," or the "true" qualifications to be worthwhile.
That being said, many kinds of artistic expression are still valid, even if some people prefer other kinds. Mostly what I was referring to was whether decorative arts can be called art. Yes, they can.
Personally, I love fine figurative sculpture, but I also love dolls. Really. I like simple ones and highly refined ones (but not run-of-the-mill mass produced ones). I see no reason not call refined doll making as much an art as classical figure sculpture.
|Wow. A "proper" sculpture, by Phillipe Faraut|
|Also Wow, in a more fantasy style, same sculptor|
|Wow. A doll with setting, by Natalie Ruiz|
|Wow again, a doll, by Ankie Daanen|
Seen Today - and Yesterday
The views were lovely, so I want to show you. (Much lovelier than my camera saw...)
|Retta looking for a stick|
|Glarner Alps from the base of the Albis|
|More Glarner Alps|
|That is the Zürichsee in the distance|
|Town and country, Lake Zürich in the background|
|The Esel wanted to eat where the Schaf was lying|
A separate post will cover the next Face Drawing exercise.