Readymades

These works were developed out of a personal examination of Fine Art's function, visual communication, and perceived value both historically and in comparison to present culture. Common stock art readymade images were manipulated with the intention to examine each of these characteristics on several levels. Language in contrast to image, language and image in contrast to the frame, the object in contrast to the context of the gallery, the art world in comparison to society.

Readymades
Selected Works
These works were developed out of a personal examination of Fine Art's function, visual communication, and perceived value both historically and in comparison to present culture.
Common stock art ready-made images were manipulated with the intention to examine each of these characteristics on several levels. Language in contrast to image, language and image in contrast to the frame, the object in contrast to the context of the gallery, the art world in comparison to society.


Ex. Plato's view that all art is an elaborate lie, and not useful, Aristotle's view that lie or no lie, art has a value because it is a form of therapy. Art is useful medically in that it arouses and purges dangerous emotions. Ex. It's not "Seeing is believing" but "Believing is seeing," modern art has become completely literary: the painting and other works exist only to illustrate the text. - Tom Wolfe Ex. The Painter thinks in forms of colors, The aim is not to reconstitute an anecdotal fact but to constitute a pictorial fact." - Georges Braque


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