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    What constitutes good art?

    I've been reading a few threads on here regarding things like Daughtry and the sculpture park over the last few weeks and they got me to thinking. What makes good art? For instance, several posters in the sculpture park thread were impressed with the sculptures on display while others were not.

    I am really interested in hearing from art or design majors what objective criteria a critic uses in determining whether a work of art is good or not. Isn't all art by nature subject to the tastes of the individual viewer, listener etc? How does one determine what constitutes a great sculpture or song or painting? Just curious to see what everyone thinks.


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    Re: What constitutes good art?

    Lines and colors?


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    Re: What constitutes good art?

    I normally like naked chicks but since the wife doesn't really dig my taste I just let A Fine Art Gallery: Moberg Gallery: Artist Portfolios tell me what is good.



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    Re: What constitutes good art?

    Random Splatters of Paint. (ponder that)



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    It disgusts me, yet I cannot look away...



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    Re: What constitutes good art?

    Quote Originally Posted by URBCLONE View Post
    I've been reading a few threads on here regarding things like Daughtry and the sculpture park over the last few weeks and they got me to thinking. What makes good art? For instance, several posters in the sculpture park thread were impressed with the sculptures on display while others were not.

    I am really interested in hearing from art or design majors what objective criteria a critic uses in determining whether a work of art is good or not. Isn't all art by nature subject to the tastes of the individual viewer, listener etc? How does one determine what constitutes a great sculpture or song or painting? Just curious to see what everyone thinks.
    Easy..........it's personal -- there is no accounting for taste.



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    Re: What constitutes good art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycofan1 View Post
    Random Splatters of Paint. (ponder that)

    Actually, that's pretty good. Not just random spatters of paint, but lots of direction, good use of color and depth. Kind of cool, if you ask me.

    I have two friends who do very similar things with faux camo on rifles. The best abstract inspires an emotional response without an obvious focus.

    And it's different with everyone. The most impactful art I've ever seen was the figurenfeld near our German house. It's an entire mountainside turned into art. You have to walk the whole thing to see it, and when I arrived to the end I was nearly struck to my knees in strength of evoked emotion.


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    Re: What constitutes good art?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Actually, that's pretty good. Not just random spatters of paint, but lots of direction, good use of color and depth. Kind of cool, if you ask me.

    I have two friends who do very similar things with faux camo on rifles. The best abstract inspires an emotional response without an obvious focus.

    And it's different with everyone. The most impactful art I've ever seen was the figurenfeld near our German house. It's an entire mountainside turned into art. You have to walk the whole thing to see it, and when I arrived to the end I was nearly struck to my knees in strength of evoked emotion.
    You just blew my mind.



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    Re: What constitutes good art?

    Good art generally comes from people who either are the best at using the design elements and principles, or from someone who is able to show us something in a way we havnt seen before.

    A lot of what art is, is viewer response. It really doesn't matter what the artist was saying, it just matters what you think of the art. And it really can be just that you like the shapes or colors, or because you think it says something profound.

    The bottom line is, if you like something and can tell people why when they ask it is good art.



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    Re: What constitutes good art?

    seriously? what are you? some kind of soulless MBA? oh wait...



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    Quote Originally Posted by URBCLONE View Post
    I've been reading a few threads on here regarding things like Daughtry and the sculpture park over the last few weeks and they got me to thinking. What makes good art? For instance, several posters in the sculpture park thread were impressed with the sculptures on display while others were not.

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    Re: What constitutes good art?

    To me, good art is something that can evoke an emotion, or even simply capture my attention for a while. I can walk by countless works of art without a second thought, but every once in a great while, one just captures my attention.



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    a persons taste



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    Some of the stuff in Des moines by the Library...It makes me wonder ...I can take two railroad ties and cross them over each other and call that art.... someone will call it a "two railroad ties"....Hey I can make 1million off of that now...



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