Monday, March 27, 2006

A speaker at a conference I attended recently (mostly on visual arts) said we should have a statement of faith as to what our art means to us. His, he said, was that it should be:

* intentional
* original
* command a visual response
* command an emotional response
* command an intellectual response

Another point he made was how patrons of the art have changed in their taste. While previously they would want paintings around them that showed an ideal life, often with themselves painted in the background, now it's the opposite. Conflict, he also said, always produced good art.

And my writing prompt for today is ... finding yourself in a painting.

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