'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Style and Content

'Style is the consequence of something being described in the way most appropriate to its content. It is not a hemline height or a gratuitous indicative flourish added to modify or embellish an image. Style is the by-product of saying what has to be said in the most appropriate way a maker can say it. Meaningful style emerges from the necessity of description. It is not a product of self-conscious selection.'
- Kit White,  101 Things to Learn in Art School.

Getting stuck, so back to basics. Brain storm of CONTENT for my next exhibition.


5 comments:

  1. Painting with the sole aim to impress is time wasted. We should all paint for ourselves, then if we have done a good enough job others will appreciate.

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  2. Artists must go with the feeling. No pussyfooting around referring to what other people may think or say, Pretty much what Monsieur Cro said.

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  3. Why should an artist pay no heed to what others think?

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  4. I would like to paint for free, but I need to be paid for my work.
    Most artists need a bread and butter line, however this could be prints of original work, which of course does take a purchaser's thoughts (and pocket) into account.
    I always paint my best. I always paint with integrity. This is what I took Cro's statement to mean.

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