Sunday, January 18, 2009

Art, Beauty and Popularity

I had heard the comment that painting pretty things especially flowers in watercolor is not 'high' art. And yesterday as I was reading the obituary of Andrew Wyeth in New York Times I was blindsided with this statement : "Because of his popularity, a bad sign to many art world insiders, Wyeth came to represent middle-class values and ideals that modernism claimed to reject, so that arguments about his work extended beyond painting to societal spilts along class, geographical and educational lines. " Huh ? All I know is that art has remained significant throughout human history in various forms and will continue to do so.

Tulips watercolor 10" x 10"

4 comments:

sanjeev joshi said...

Hi meera, low art or high art,doesnot matter.Your painting is superb.Paintings are supposed to give joy to the eyes of the viewer,and enjoyment to the artist.I love your tulips.

meera said...

Thank you very much! yes, but I am still caught off guard when I see statements like the one in the NYT article.

Heera said...

I do love the flowers Meera. They are beautiful.

meera said...

Thank you !

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