Saturday, November 1, 2008

Fine Art Explosion

In many ways it is an exciting time to be an artist. The ability to put your artwork out for anyone to view via the internet is allowing artists who have hitherto been reticent to contact galleries or publishers to expose their work a great opportunity.

Of course many would argue that it also makes it more difficult to sift through lesser quality offerings to find those gems that are both interesting and of high quality.

Some of the great tools addressing that problem are finely tuned search engines, blogs with juried selections, art groups forming on line and more. However, I believe that one of the very best things about this explosion is that simply due to the vast number of images out there - everyone is having their senses tuned to what is good. You simply cannot fail to fine tune your own knowledge by looking at the vast amount of work presented.

Art is still in the eye of the beholder - but our creator has given us all an eye for beauty, form and color and although tastes will vary with people - there is a distilling that takes place in each of us the more we are exposed to fine art.

The "daily painting" groups and those offering small paintings and artist trading cards are allowing many people who would never have purchased original art to delve into that and begin to appreciate that intimate contact that exists when an artist and the collector connect.

2 comments:

moodiesfan said...

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Myron D. Arndt said...

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