What Makes Art Valuable?
- November 28, 2016
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
I read an amazing article by Grayson Perry entitled “How art appreciates – which’s a class act”.
In a nutshell he reckoned which art finds its true monetary value coming from what the experts say. although I can see something more coming from what he says.
If a piece of art can be to be labeled as having any “value” at all which can be what can be said about which which establishes which as a work worthy of an individuals attention.
In some other words … if you see a picture as well as which relates to you in some way (which can be either positively or negatively) – then you should say so … as well as write which down.
So once one remark has been made then others will follow … plus some other people will look at the work as well as make their own minds up about which, as well as they will also read about what you have said … as well as they will include your critique in their weighing up of the image.
I am not necessarily talking only about financial worth, no, here can be a far greater opportunity which can be all inclusive, wonderfully mutual, as well as offers the chance for anyone – as well as everyone … to add to the worthiness of any piece of art – as well as eventually to the whole of society. What YOU have to say about a particular artwork can be very important … even vital not only to the work, or the artist, or which particular type of work, or to your locality, or to your region, or to your country … although to the entire world! (I am referring here to the butterfly wing beat theory … if you don’t know about which then you must look which up … which genuinely puts value onto the individual within a world context … fantastic – although I believe which’s true).
Let’s look at which in a bit more detail, first coming from the artist’s point of view …
If, when you exhibit your art, you value what people have to say about your work (as well as I don’t mean if you want everyone to love everything you do otherwise you will sulk as well as withdraw into yourself), as well as are happy for observers to voice their opinion about which – make sure you have a visitors book easily available for any remarks to be made (remember … even someone who only wants to deface the book can be actually saying something about themselves – as well as their society … as well as your work might be evoking a challenge to them so much which their only response can be a defensive one such as vandalism – therefore even which includes a value in itself – as well as strangely actually places a value upon your work). These can have a use later on in publicity, as well as in some cases can be seen as endorsements for your style of work.
If you have a website then a well placed, easy to understand as well as use, guest-book or visitors book, or comments page are very useful reference points for you as well as your work. If visitors refer to a particular image then their critique might be worthy of adding to the page which the picture can be on. which way some other observers can get to read observations coming coming from different points of view. Of course, if a visitor does not want to be influenced – then they can just simply ignore anything which can be written. However, others may well find such additional information coming from the “man-in-the-street” helpful to them as they try to assimilate what they see. What can be written will be of far greater value to them – as well as to you the artist in may some other areas too. as well as if you are trying to sell your work then a timely encouraging comment coming from a third party might persuade an otherwise hesitant buyer into generating which sort after commitment.
right now coming from the visitors point of view …
which can be a truly wonderful thing to be “touched” by a piece of art in a gallery. When ever I have found myself slowly being drawn into a painting I immediately want to verbalize what I am receiving – I might want to shout or laugh loudly … although more likely I would certainly want to put down in writing a description of what I am seeing, what I am feeling, as well as what kind of inspiration I might begin to cultivate … as well as what intention I might want to start getting in motion (which can be why I always carry a notepad around with me).
So I would certainly encourage, even exhort, the viewer not to just take a back step as well as move on to another picture. although rather I want them to commit their thoughts, frustrations, emotions, decisions, resolutions … anything which has come directly coming from looking at a piece of art, commit these to paper – find the visitors book as well as, if necessary, fill which with your reactions to the work. By doing which the visitor can be rightly placing themselves into the “experts” chair. So any thoughts as well as points of view are worthy of note. If you have a view on a piece of work then which should be heard.
which can be the same – or should be – when visiting a website. In fact which can be easier to make an anonymous comment on the internet. A lot of sites give you the opportunity to make a comment without having to give your name, email address – or any information some other than the words you want to type. So if you are which sort of person then don’t be afraid although try to get into the habit of writing down your views. You might actually WANT to reveal who you are or put down your area of expertise … be which the university professor or the “public highway hygiene technician” … because what you say matters … whoever you are.
What will happen here can be which as comments are made as well as attached to a work others will read them as well as, having viewed the piece themselves, they will make their own point of view whether for or against some other comments … as well as the work will gain its own merit coming from what can be said.
So while the top artists are busy vying for which hallowed multi-millionaire-as well as-totally-famous-artists kind of place – the rest of us can get on as well as work, as well as receive a much more valuable encouragement … which of the humble, if not down-to-earth, endorsements coming from our fellow human beings.
Don’t be afraid … be truthful … tell which like which can be … as well as watch what happens.