Thursday, April 26, 2012
- AnnMarie Pollock
- John Marchetti
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
This ceramic plate is considered craft but in my opinion it can also be considered a fine art. It is technically a craft because someone took their time to create this individual piece and put the exact design on this piece but it can also be mass produced. Fine art is usually more expensive because it takes more time and more details are added but in my opinion this piece looks as though it took a lot of time to make and the artist put a alot of effort into it. This is why i believe this ceramic plate is a very interesting piece because although it is a craft is can be considered a fine art depending on who you are asking and their personal take on art.
There's a very thin line between craft and art. Take these two pictures for example. The one on the left is a one of a kind piece done by an art student (i think), meanwhile the one on the right is the Regina gown by Maggie Sottero. Many say that to distinguish between the two, one rationalizes that a craft can be mass produced while a fine art can only be made once. However, I believe both are distinguished arts. I believe that it all pertains to how the viewer sees things. I believe in the saying that "beauty is in the eye of the beholder." I also happen to love the Regina gown, while others may see it as hideous and prefer a different style for a wedding dress. I also love the watercolor work on the left because it's beautiful. Other may see it as a big mess done with watercolors, assuming that they just plain hate watercolor works.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Based on our assignment to distinguish what is a craft vs. fine art, I chose to pick these two pieces of hand-blown glass objects.
The first one is an executive/board room table. The amber pedestals are hand blown and sit on top of acrylic bases. The top (surface) is cut glass.
equipment. Each are meant to be used, meant to be touched and used in daily life - possibly by the same people. So, how can anyone say that one or the other should be categorized as fine art vs. a craft?
Fine art and crafts are both pieces of art that can be absolutely beautiful. The difference between them is fine art is like a one shot deal, while crafts can be mass produced. For example Michelangelo's sculpture of David is considered to be fine art. It was produced once as an original piece of work. While on the other hand, the craft side, Michael Kors watches are absolutely stunning, and mass produced. This makes them fall under the category of craft, which I believe is under rated. Many people have made or tried to make duplicates of the statue of David, but it will never be of equal value to the original. This is also a difference. Most fine art is valued at a much higher value because it can not be duplicated, like crafts.