This will forever be the age old question, "What is Art ? " Here is one definition, "the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance." (www.dictionary.com ). This then leads me to ask why is one artist's work of a straight line and twisted colors or a splash across the canvas appealing and a detailed portrait may get just a simple appreciative nod? It is all stated in the above definition, art is extremely subjective, though an artist may put their all in a project, it is the viewer that determines it's popularity. Trends, schools, movements, techniques, styles, politics sets the tone for art appeal.
When one thinks of Impressionism, Monet comes to mind, Surrealism, Dali, Cubism, Picasso.
Here I will feature three separate artists in style, and genre, I have selected each one for the appeal they have on me and my taste . I have my favorite artists, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Goya, Dali, these names will forever be equated with art greatness, the beauty of art is as long as there is life it will never lose it's appeal or fade. Art is life and life is Art.
Okefenokee Sunset by Ginette Callaway
Abstract - CASINO by Dawn Sebaugh
Desperation by Wil Moore