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Purposlessporpoise t1_iu789pa wrote

As a viewer, you assume everything you observe in the piece is intentional, for example, the woman licking the foot, the thorns, the berries, the woman’s expression, your choice of placement. Literally everything under the sun has a meaning that you chose. It’s just a matter of knowing why you chose that and you don’t always know and not everything has to have a solid tie in but all I’m saying is you know your art better than you’re leading on


sime1art OP t1_iu8834m wrote

I've 11 years of experience in making drawings, i really can say (until now) that the best things come out unconsciously. I let the imagination flows, as i let the pencil draw when it's tracing something. I have an embryo of idea at the beginning, is true, of course! as the use of elements, and emotions, and the kind of feel I want to express. But at the end, the result is something really surprisingly, and often so different. That's why I keep drawing after all this time i think, there's a lack of boring in all this. It's so beautiful to see what is possible to create.


EdoDave_Dave_Dave t1_iu809uh wrote

Assuming everything you observe is intentional isn't the way, man, because the simple fact of the matter is that not everything is. The entire piece could just be a series of impulse decisions with little thought as to "the meaning" of it. The choices could entirely be technically motivated, or as simple as "idk, I thought it looked cool".

Art speaks for itself because what it means to you can be completely different from what it means to the artist, and there's no obligation for either to validate how they see it.


kinda_warm t1_iu94vg2 wrote

as a BAD viewer you might assume everything you see is intentional. You might just need to try to look into the art you view more rather than seeing it at such face value, tsk tsk tsk


Purposlessporpoise t1_iu96o9q wrote

What the fuck are you talking about honestly? How do you think art curators and art historians talk about past works? If you really just see art as a pretty picture to put on the wall then you’re a hobbyist