Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Whole Ball of Wax
"The Whole Ball of Wax" by Jerry Saltz was an interesting read on how to think and see art from different perspectives and whether or not it can change the world. A quote that stuck out to me immensely was the Oscar Wilde quote: "The moment you think you understand a work of art it's dead for you." This quote stood out to me because I think it is something to think about whenever looking at or analyzing a piece of work. Everyone has their own opinion or view point on what an art piece means to them and therefore, there is no right or wrong answer. I think this is what allows art to be fun, because everyone has the ability to use their imaginations and choose what they want the piece of art to mean for themselves. Another quote that stood out to me was when Saltz says: "Art is a bridge to a new vision and the vision itself, a medium or matrix through which one sees the world, and that grants that pleasure is an important form of knowledge". Everyone has their own artistic abilities and have the ability to choose how they want to display it. Whether it is through warm colors, sad music, etc. it can show the mood that this particular artist may be in or what they are feeling about life in general. Overall, I found this article to be an interesting way to see how art is perceived and how/why it is good for the world.