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Monday Jul 27, 2009

Bought in America

From An Artist Empowered:

Today, it often seems that no one, including many an artist, can get a handle on what art is. To help explain this apparent lack of comprehension, remember that art, at its essence, isn’t about fads, trends, taste, or even movements, which are like waves, not the energy creating the waves. Fine art or high art, they are one in the same; this is art from the soul, driven by passion, and executed in pure emotion; such art is a source of power and creation that can’t be defined by academicians, demystified by the press, or pigeonholed with convenient labels by critics.

Remember too that anything of quality—art, craft, or design—transcends time and remains forever a thing to be appreciated. Franz Marc’s painting Blue Horse I, for example, is as exciting for its spirit, bold colors, and purity of form today as it was when he painted it nearly a century ago. And, as Milton Glaser reminded us earlier, art is work, and that is a truth.