(Posted November 14, 2013 1:29 PM)
...That is the question.
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of an intrusion into my frame... Or should I shuffle off this mortal coil and over to my camera bag to see exactly how much film I have left? Deciding whether to keep the girl in the picture must give us pause.
(Posted November 4, 2013 9:47 PM)
Photography came along in the mid-1800s and the traditional art world suffered a crisis of identity (or of conscience or a moment of truth or something). When the Renaissance painters discovered light, shadow, and perspective, traditional art, from that point forward, tended to interpret the world realistically. To risk anachronism, we might say that art tended to be photo-realistic. Even Titian's fanciful if naughty scenes were modeled on realism.
[Audience member raises hand, stands up, asks:] So where did that leave traditional art?
I'm glad you asked.
(Posted November 4, 2013 10:32 AM)Abigail Cat, 2003 – 2013 Our cat Abigail passed away last night. She was nearly 11 years old and lived a pretty good life—everyone would love to live a cat's life. Unfortunately her lungs were also nearly 11 years...