9.12.2011

Art, Obviously

A blogalectic with Masha and Mr. Pond.

The Impressions series ended last week with technique, a word which Masha found uninspiring except perhaps as a calligraphic subject. Mr. Pond talked about subtle masteries and linked Victor Borge. (I love Victor Borge. God rest his soul.)

This week we have a theme to consider: art in less obvious places.

Which is a difficult concept for me, honestly. If you read my post The Influence of Art—a blogalectic installment from several weeks back—you know that for my family, art was everything from multi-layer glazing on walls to flower arrangements to cake decorating to painting and making music and writing. Blacksmithing. Gardening. Family traditions. Family itself. How to live.

I don't remember distinctions. Everything had its own technique. Each discipline involved a certain amount of craft. Head and heart and hands all went into the many processes (well, I won't claim to have loved wall-painting. But still.)

And then, there was Nature, God's great work of Art.

So what do I call 'less obvious?' I hardly know where to delineate between less and more. But I'm intrigued to find out what my fellow dialecticians and the rest of you have to say.

4 comments:

  1. Two thoughts spring immediately to mind:

    1) Is dialectician a word? and
    2) When have we ever worried about that before?

    More salient comment will follow forthwith. :)

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  2. nice Jenna..you took my blog :( - except that I Love wall painting, and am rarely allowed to do more than just the first coat because my husband was a painter for a while and doesn't like my "enthusiasm covers a multitude of flaws" approach. ;) Don't worry though, I'll scrounge up some hidden beauties to reveal, and then you'll be sad you didn't think of them. Maybe..

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  3. Masha, you must have commented while I was replying to Mr. Pond! I didn't catch it till later.

    Haha--sorry I took your blog post. :P I'm sure you'll come up with something excellent. Also, I love the "enthusiasm covers a multitude of flaws" approach--that's brilliant.

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