|Photo Realism Pains me
||[Jun. 13th, 2006|10:47 pm]
Bonjour. Today my bug bear is painters that are obsessed with photo realism.|
It is a joke a photo is not real never can be, never will be. It catches one aspect of a moment that is all, it can never catch the true essence of anything especially something living. Sigh. I am just not into it, as far as i am concerned it is a con and is on a par with zoos.
Don't get me wrong i love photography, but why would you want to paint a photograph of something in intricate detail, which you pass off as being an exact likeness of something or most commonly someone, other than to show off your painterly obsessive prowess?
As usual with my Art relationship i get anti something only to love and understand it some months later but actually right now i am thinking how dull it is to copy something, why not write lines:
'I will develop the ability to see the other wordliness of painting, and to see its potential as a developmental tool that can facilitate my growth beyond reproducing works in a style that were popular well over 100 years ago' Oh yeah but the camera wasn't even invented then agggh.
Ok feel better now :)
Wow just realised no one has posted here in 7 months! oh well for want of a better word i am a 'conceptual' art student and love art theory. If anyone is out there there there, post please.