Each week will have a theme or a question that relates to the course content. Every student will contribute one blog post per week, due by 11:59 pm on the Monday night before class. Your posts should include images, a short text, and your name.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Craft Vs. Fine Art
What makes a piece of artwork craft or fine art is all subjective. The perfect example of this is Jackson Pollock's paintings. When I look at the top painting, I wouldn't think anything of it. Well in 2006, this piece sold for 140 million, making it one of the most expensive pieces ever sold. I find this funny because it has many similarities to the piece underneath it, yet its only a paint splatter craft. Yes, Pollock's piece has technics that he used to make it, but its still very similar to the piece underneath it. So what makes something sell for 140 million or 5 dollars is all up to how people perceive it. Its amazing how everyone views art differently.