May 30, 2011
Mr. McCrory gave us a presentation about Art.
I’m not an art student.. and I feel like art is (to be honest) a little bit over-rated. Art students will say ANYTHING is art. I mean, people praise toilet seats! This is crazy.. I get it that it’s original and nobody has ever done it before.. so its interesting, but the artist didn’t even draw stuff on it! Just a toilet seat on it’s own in an exhibition is a toilet seat misplaced.
But then, it was thought provoking. Can anything be art? I mean all the posters we see, the clothes we wear, the furniture at my house, the light posts… etc, everything we SEE is designed by somebody. So all the normal everyday objects are actually art? See this is where it gets really.. TOKish.
Also, art can be very interesting when we start talking about artists such as Leornardo Da Vinci. He was a GENIOUS! The golden ratio, the secret messages in his paintings… etc. He put Art and Maths together to create beautiful art work. He proved to the world that Art can be developed and made into something more beautiful with the help of Mathematic knowledge. This is just crazy.
When we think of art, I think we all think of paintings, sculptures, and etc. But it doesn’t always have to be visual. It can also be music, and theatre. I wish Mr. McCrory would have touched upon those areas of Art as well.
Overall, his presentation was though provoking and interesting and it definitely raised new questions about Art.