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Comments on: What Makes Great Art Great? (Part 1) http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/ Your Truth. Your Power. Your Art. Mon, 02 Nov 2020 09:06:03 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.16 By: Olaifa http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-43872 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:55:40 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-43872 Comment’s author: ptirehema03/31/07 01:24:00 AM我不想跟你抬槓了因為爭議點不在於現象而在於對於本能失效的定義上至於阿宅吧那是台灣在亂用不過就算是日本 現在的用法也比以前寬廣了傳統定義就真的是對於漫畫與動畫模形熱中的人(嚴格定義的話 電玩是不算的 HG除外)可是現在幾乎只要是對於非日常生活的專門事物有愛好就可以算宅我個人的定義的話社交能力不健全 個性害羞 有點點反社會傾向專注在日常生活之外的事物上 就可以算是宅以你小玉那麼多的狀況來看你應該算宅–大英前陣子有在故宮展至於翠玉白菜人家故宮都說了是遷台的時候斷的該死的中共

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By: Kathy Chin http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1864 Wed, 30 May 2012 18:40:38 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1864 I love the idea of MAC, but for me, simplicity resonates more than complexity. I understand complexity of technique, subject, and message, but when something is too complex my feeble mind gets overwhelmed and I move on. But the simplistic images that say a lot ( like the single line on the glass) gives rise to lots of questions (“how could the artist do that with one line,” “where did that simple line come from…it’s genius,” etc.)
I’m also a photographer, and find that my final image is a lot less than what it was originally because I simplify.
Michelle’s idea of MAC is superb and speaks also to what attracts clients.
Thanks for the insights!

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By: Maryann Pranulis http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1859 Thu, 24 May 2012 13:20:28 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1859 Glad connecting the 3-C’s and MAC works for you as well as me! ;-D

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By: Teresa Beyer http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1858 Thu, 24 May 2012 12:47:59 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1858 Simply stated, not simply executed.

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By: Ariane http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1857 Wed, 23 May 2012 20:55:01 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1857 Oh, Maryann, thanks for pulling the two together so elegantly. My fevered brain was trying so hard to integrate these and you did it in one sentence!

What do you think, Michelle, does it work?

“Complexity helps create the mystery that attracts attention so the viewer has the opportunity to experience and connect with the feeling message of the artwork.”

The poet in me will probably fiddle with this endlessly.

Anyone can jump in and save me from this affliction by editing it first :-)

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By: Maryann Pranulis http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1856 Wed, 23 May 2012 14:29:06 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1856 I love the combination of the complexity 3-C’s with MAC. The 2 notions go together hand-in-hand. Complexity creates mystery which attracts attention IF the viewer can connect with the inherent message of the paintings. For me, the “connect” is THE element that makes a piece of work memorable but that connection is preceded by achieving the complexity and MA criteria without which a piece falls short of “great.” GREAT ideas! Will help me to continue on my journey!

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By: Michelle Leivan http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1855 Wed, 23 May 2012 11:27:11 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1855 Thank you Georgia, you described nicely how art can move you and how that connection can have some mystery to it, making it difficult to pin down the emotion in words. I’ll pass it on to the wordsmith Ariane to describe it in a way that can be understood in words. I think all things of beauty create that feeling whether it is from nature or man-made.

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By: Georgia Mansur http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1854 Wed, 23 May 2012 07:46:05 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1854 Thank you Ariane, I would love to. Michelle I love your thoughts here, I totally agree with everything you said. ; D

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By: Ariane http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1853 Wed, 23 May 2012 05:20:20 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1853 Oh, Georgia, of course… for my tribe on the other side of the world, it would be. You just gave me one of the Qs I need to ask on the upcoming survey: what part of the world are you in?

And then, design a way for you to interact at some level because I’d love to have your thoughts.

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By: Michelle Leivan http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1852 Tue, 22 May 2012 21:17:49 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1852 Ariane! You and your probing questions, I guess I asked for it. MAC evolved over time. Through my classes at college we never really talked about what made GREAT ART but we studied a ton of GREAT ART in Art History. It is one of those things you contemplate over time. I think I really got a grasp on GREAT ART when I worked at a gallery for many years. I was blessed with the chance to talk to artists who were creating GREAT ART. I also asked probing questions and was even able to get critiques from these artists I adored and admired. Those three criteria came up over and over again and they are not nut-shelled, but general criteria and to be truly GREAT the work must fulfill all three criteria.
Mystery – doesn’t just have to be a part of the painting, it can also be the story behind the painting, the implied story presented or an obvious questions such as “How did the artist get that texture?” “How did he do that with just a pallet knife?” I found myself asking questions about pieces of art that were wonderful and intriguing to look at. – So Mystery is a must have criteria.
Attention – I think this one is obvious for most people – in order to be looked at the piece must grab the attention of someone passing by or it is simply lost in the crowd. Attention grabbing in a room full of paintings is a pretty spectacular thing to pull off. I have seen it time and again, one piece in a show stands out and proves itself a piece of GREAT ART.
Connection – This I found out gradually, at first it was something that I intuitively strived to create in my pieces. Art for me was communication and with communication, connection is all important. For me it goes beyond the subject matter, but the point I am trying to make, the emotion I am trying to invoke, or even the character I am trying to portray. It took me a while to realize that Connection is fundamental to all GREAT ART and you will find it in every awe inspiring piece. It is also the key to artwork selling – Art buying is a very personal thing – if there is not a Connection then the artwork fails to sell. This too is something I regularly saw at the gallery – when a person buys a piece of artwork, they often portray a possession of the piece that seems to come from clear down into their soul.

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By: Georgia Mansur http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1851 Tue, 22 May 2012 06:42:58 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1851 By the way Ariane, I am one of those people that downloads the Blue Stockings and does not interact but my reason is that they are normally on in the middle of the night for me, so this one about ‘rhythms’ was particularly poignant for my situation. ; D

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By: Ariane http://smartistcareerblog.com/2012/05/what-makes-great-art-great/comment-page-1/#comment-1850 Tue, 22 May 2012 06:02:14 +0000 http://smartistcareerblog.com/?p=3287#comment-1850 Oh, Michelle, another triad… I love it! Tell me, how did MAC evolve? When did you become aware of your own definition of Great Art?

Was it all at once, or did it emerge over time?

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