G’day; ART! Here is my (unsolicited and doubtless unwanted)
opinion; make of it what you will.
To me, art is simply an idea which is capable of being
communicated to other humans by certain, often various means.
But basically it is just an idea; a thought process in a person’s
To put that idea into a form whereby it may be communicated to
others requires craftperson(s), Often the idea and the finished
piece of art which can be experienced by others may be
accomplished by one person, or it may require very many (a
building? A film?)
Often the idea-communication fails because the artist, or
craftsperson or beholder(s) do not understand the ‘language’.
Is that the fault of the idea-person, the craft-person or the
If I don’t percieve the basic idea behind the piece, do I need
educating in the ‘language’? Or has the idea person a need to
clarify the language? Or has the craftperson botched the job? If I
don’t understand and like modern avante-gard music, art,
sculpture, jewellery, and so on, am I a complete phillistine
even though I love Bach, Mozart, painters Macintyre, Goldie, et
Well maybe I am at that. But bat it around, eh?
/ /| \ @John_Burgess2
At sunny Nelson NZ