Monday, February 25, 2008

Art for...

As I read all this theory, I'm thinking about what Art gets used for. If you can think of anything else, I'll add it to the list.

Art's Sake (just because)

Therapy (therapeutic nature)

Pleasure (sensuousness, beauty )

Expression (the self, a group)

Spirituality (search for divinity)

Life's sake (a celebration of)

Commercialism (to buy and sell)

Fun (to have a good time)

Exploration (find the new)

Children (growth)

Adults (growth)

Education (truth)

Aesthetics (beauty)

Shocking (out of comfort zone)

Soothing (to calm down, meditative)

Healing (to feel better)

Profit (financial gain)

Ritual (to express beliefs, culture)

Experience (knowledge, what is good)

Communication (to dialog, share)

Decoration (eye candy)

Inside (personal art)

Outside (public art)

Entertainment (distraction)

Fantasy (imagination)

Exploitation (power)

Intimidation (power)

Innovation (invention)

Revolution (incitation)

Evolution (transformation)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

The basement, again?

The Guerrilla Girls point out the facts. Count how many images of naked male figures verse naked female figures are displayed in paintings, in our museums.

Women artists work is being purchased by museums... and kept in the basement! Alright, not quite sure sexism, racism, ageism and corruption exists? Can you say "backlash" this and wept all you women and enlightened men artists...

Friday, February 8, 2008

In six months...

It's hard to maintain motivation, particularly when it's dark and gloomy like it has been in Connecticut, for the past week. I was looking at the dates for six months before we have to be back in Boston. It gave me a new perspective. Somehow, looking at these dates lights a fire under me.

What if someone said... "you only have six months left to"... fill in the blank. Hmm, somehow, this makes me feel like being more productive to look at it this way.

Thought I'd share it with you, we all wrestle with motivation. Note: We are done with the first column and half way down the second. Yikes!