Authentic Art – A Sequel

‘LOOKING at art is not SEEING Art–which when “seen” is from the solar plexus/soul  not in the eyes. Can you tell when a person is [seeing] authentic??? saying their truth????’

(My answer to Eliane’s comment above in this post got a bit long so I am here making a post of it as it technically is another subject). Eliane put the spotlight now on the viewer:

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Is That de Kooning A Joke?

The Nobel prize-winning chemist Harold Kroto, in a lecture he gave in the British Library in 2006 asserted that all science started with art, with forms and shapes, and seeking balance and symmetry.

A recent research report  from Simon Fraser University professor Travis  Proulx claimed that abstract art is less threatening than absurd (surrealist) art,

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Authentic Art – How Can We Tell?

Authenticity here is not about authentication, about verifying if say, Andy Warhol  actually made those Brillo boxes (or had them made) or penned that signature.  It’s about something that  is  maybe more elusive and difficult to verify.

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Women and Shoes – The Concept in Conceptual Art

No, it’s not about Imelda Marcos (you still remember her?). Or Princess Diana, who probably made Jimmy Choo’s career by ordering dozens of pairs of his exceedingly comfortable flats in all different colors.

The shoes I am thinking of are used by artists Doris Salcedo (b. 1958, Colombia) and Yayoi Kusama (b. 1929, Japan)

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Do Scientists See Art?

I examine the art piece for specific elements significant to a particular artist – brush stroke, clor, manner and favorite shapes.                                                                                    

                –  Elizabeth Kubicki, participant  in  MIT Physics  Department Hallway Art Quiz.     

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A Baroque Splendor – In-A-Gada-Da-Vida

This spring 2004 exhibition in Tate Britain is a triumph of beauty and horror.  And if beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so is horror.  It follows then that beauty and horror can be one and  the same thing – and so it goes in this garbled Garden of Eden.

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