Saturday Aug 16, 2003
Is art a language? Unequivocally.
As music communicates with notes and pitch that enter the ear and vibrate throughout the body, the fine artist speaks with a visual palette of shape, form, color, and feeling that enters the eye on its way to the soul. Is it music? Is it art? Who decides?
The wide scene is that it’s all art, but the picture of that view needs defining—not for comparing, but for an awareness of distinguishing one form from another.
The fine art I’m writing about is personal art, art that is alive. If you don’t know what I mean by “alive,” then you must make it your cultural goal to find out so that someday you, like the connoisseur, will understand.
Nothing is free.