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Is All Art Stylized

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March 19th, 2009 - 11:33 AM

Is all art stylized?
If art is an interpretation it is in essence a stylization of ones own vision. Even photo realism can be stylized particularly if what is seen by each persons eyes varies. We may have similar visions but how do we know we see the same? The way one draws, unless using computer filters or digital software is an expression from ones own hand. No matter how we try the hand does one thing while the eyes see it. Even when we try to produce a drawing that resembles reality I'm not sure what the point is. Art is what it is because we are interpreting form and space, this is the purpose of art to create another reality and not necessarily to copy it.

In many case this stylization is what is recognizable about a particular artist. When you see artists like Philip Gustin, David Hockney, Picasso, Francis Bacon, Chagall, Klee, and most other classic artists you immediately know they made the work. In many cases even when there is an attempt to copy an artists style it is futile because this stylization that is either inherent in the artist or developed over a long period by the artist, cannot be copied very easily.

Is All Art Stylized

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