Friday, February 3, 2012

Art

Typed this up on my quite Tumblr, thought I'd post it here:

A beautiful painting can actively engage the viewer and evoke all kinds of emotion, but that painting is essentially just something nice to look at. What makes it art are the hundreds of hours the painter had taken to plan the composition, stretch the canvas, mix the oils, add the shadows, add the lights, apply the layers, and utilize all the skills learned throughout the years leading up to the conception of this piece.

Art is rarely about the end result, but always about the process.

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