Reena’s Exploration Challenge #93 – Art


They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and this is true too with art. What one-person thinks is brilliant the next may think is promising to the point of being hopeful the said artist may make it someday.

Over the years, I have been subjected to numerous debates over art as art. What is it, and what makes art art?

The great thing about the creative arts is that the artist, the writer, the musician and the choreographer can all be creative in their chosen fields and yet be the subject of criticism.

For me, it’s often been about the skill of the artist. Does their work appeal to me in any way? Do I find myself caught up in the creativity before me? It’s always a subjective opinion, and to me, that’s what matters.

The diversity of opinion is what makes art such a compelling aspect of our lives. So often negative publicity can act as a positive force in an artist gaining recognition. Some years ago, my son was banned from a major art festival, it was very upsetting at the time but proved a great impetus for him and his work as people wanted to know why he was banned. His work gained a new audience and a positive one for him.

I’m sure the above artist could tell you the point of the work we have to look at. It would be interesting to view his work and see if his work has evolved.

For me, that is an aspect of an artist I like to see, has he/she evolved in any way or are they reproducing the one thing? It’s like making up a one-hit wonder and trying to reproduce it every time after.

I did look up Tolga Girgin, and he is an amazing artist, his 3-d work is brilliant.


Electrical Engineer Creates 3D Calligraphy That Leaps Off The Page



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8 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #93 – Art

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    Interpretation of art will always be subjective, as we connect to the piece at different points – like our writing prompts. In this piece by Tolga Girgin, the beauty is in the idea of material used (crumpled paper) and creating art out of it.

    Thanks for sharing your views on art!

  2. Reena Saxena says:

    Reblogged this on Reena Saxena and commented:
    Michael’s views on art and artistic interpretation ….

  3. crimsonprose says:

    To my mind, art (of any sort) should speak to something within us. I’d say, ideally in a positive way. As for negative publicity, a well-known … one might say notorious in his day … UK comedian … once told me, there is no such thing as bad publicity. And he was right, as my box office sales proved. And the press loved him; always a sure shot for a story to fill an otherwise flagging page

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