Images say a great deal, and as a visual artist, finding where the statement is made most effectively is very important to me to determine what my audience needs to achieve an "aesthetic experience." Share your thoughts on these monumental eras in art, and make a clear statement as to what genre you feel represents the human condition most provocatively.
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Radical Rog does have a point here.
LOL, I felt that way in art school! Now, I just see the words and style. There ARE experts in the field - Dali knew full well that he was a surrealist - so its hard to call him a poser. It helps distinguish style from style, but it does "feel" fake.
There's a story about Dali drwaing a simple sketch of an out house. Well, it was bought off of him for a small fortune but the fellow who bought it was no fool. Years later he sold it on and in doing so made a small fortune.
Merit in your remarks! Life as we see it is often surreal, and maybe we just have to show it how it is, just like you said. Good points. Dreams are "real things" as far as the mind can tell. Often surreal, but still fantasy when we awake to the real.
A good form is Imp. Like opening the eyes for a split second, and then painting what you saw, remember seeing and then filling in the blanks. Surrealism is by far my favorite, especially surreal sculpture. Any favorite imp//RTsts or surL/RTsts?
Great response and insightfully administered. Big fan of sRLism myself - in it is real, impression, expression, pure abstraction and more.. it covers a lot of ground. Good point on Carroll...I think that I why I write about him so often. Surreal!
Norman Rockwell dis set a standard in American art and in his time standardized the look of Santa Claus for the American people.
You know - he suffered during a period of modern art where the changes were startling - the avante guardist movement and dadaism were the intellectual schools of art, and rockwell did his thing in spite of "popularity" - I respect that about him.