Thursday, November 20, 2008

Art and Artistry

I went down to feed the horse one night and just saw these lines laying on him. He is one magnificent beast.

But real artistry is not about something as two dimensional as drawing. I've always thought, really, that supper on the table every night is artistry. It isn't the only form of artistry, but it is a real one.


Hot Belly Mama - taking it all back said...

Ah, I love the way you think. Today, I am making bread and I too shall think of it as art. :)

Alecto said...

Meant to say it before, love this horse.

Anonymous said...

Actually, that's really good. I can see how the horse moves from those lines. And, I'd say that "artistry" is the act of making the supper, whether that's opening a can or growing it from seed. The supper on the table is art.

CG said...

Hmmm, artistry, I've come to believe, is in the act of seeing. I used to think it was getting what I saw to my fingers (and there is some technique in that, but a chimp can learn technique) but that isn't it at all -- it is in the seeing. There is no art without vision.

I like this horse too. I didn't quite have the technique to put him in the exact perspective I wanted, like sometimes I can't get the camera settings exactly right. But the vision is enough to satisfy me.