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Monthly Masters DiscussionMonthly Masters' Discussion: Aug 2017 - Composites: Art, Photo or Heresy? "Journey Into Night" by Jerry Uelsmann

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Re: Monthly Masters' Discussion - Composites: Art, Photo or Heresy? "Journey Into Night" by Jerry Uelsmann

Post by Duck » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:29 pm

PietFrancke wrote:[...] We sometimes pretend that art stands on it's own, but in fact we care about who the artist is - and whether he is legendary. [...]

I understand your meaning now, and I agree; who the creator is (and how the collector/viewer feels about that artist) is definitely a key influencer as to how something is interpreted. We don't even have to go far to see this in play. Take photographers you've come to admire within the smaller forum communities for example. Whenever an image is posted you will read a wide variety of responses from the viewers, each one reacting differently to the same image. Or even the example of Banksy and his graffiti art gaining greater value because it is a "Banksy". A decade ago it was vandalism, today it's something worthy of a gallery display.

Thanks for point that out. I completely left it out of the equation.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Sat Aug 05, 2017 4:35 pm

Oh my, Minnie, what a lot of reading and thinking you are prompting. Not sure my eyes and head can take the challenge, but I will give it a start. What I have read so far is pretty heady and dense; a world of wonder awaits.

Thanks. Be back soon. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:54 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:... a world of wonder awaits. ...

Isn't it great! S-
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Post by minniev » Sun Aug 06, 2017 1:20 am

Matt Quinn wrote:Oh my, Minnie, what a lot of reading and thinking you are prompting. Not sure my eyes and head can take the challenge, but I will give it a start. What I have read so far is pretty heady and dense; a world of wonder awaits.

Thanks. Be back soon. Matt


Jump on in, Matt, the water's fine!

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