Art Myths 1 and 2
April 2, 2008
I thought I am going to add something funny to me blog here – me savvy too much beyond fish….
I have a favourite TV series and I’ll probably shock you (or rather not) when I admit I just love “Mythbusters”, the crew with Jamie, crazy Adam, Kari, Grant and Tori and all the others. This series just reminds me of things happening during my childhood and how investigative I was including playing some very dangerous games which could have ended easily at least in the hospital. One of the things was breaking my sister’s collarbone when I tried to twist her around as quickly as possible in the hammock and she fell out of course. She is still angry with me because of this…
Well – I am not going to confess more about these foolish things – big brother could listen here – we were only kids.
I thought I am going to report all sorts of myths which I find reading other people’s blogs and stuff on the www. But all these myths will relate to art in one way or another. Maybe this will evolve into something to smile upon or to shake your head or even being a little food for thought. Maybe you could even add your own and give it to the public for digestion. It would be truely fun!
There is only one requirement: I am not going to name any person publically or reveal any identity of the originator of a myth. I am also not going to deliver any proof whether a myth is going to be busted or not. I am only questioning whether something could be plausible or not. That’s part of the game.
Now here is Art Myth #1:
Today I read on someone’s blog that painting standing upright is a must. The reason: otherwise you would become too lazy to stand up in order to look at your work from the distance from time to time. This has been taught by an art instructor at a college.
Comment: I wonder what else this guy told the students. What do you think about this?
Art myth #2:
In order to be able to “convey real meaning in their art” artists must be able to create self-portraits. All artists must be willing to do this in order “to explore their inner selfs”, to create a meaningful and soulful portrait. “An artist who can successfully create this type of honest portrait will have an easier time creating other honest types of art”
Comment: your take on this?