Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Post 11: Significance to art world

Witkin plays an important significance to the art world, especially to photographers. He has taken the time to inform the general public of his technique, and by understanding his photographic process, he is allowing you to take a-little-bit-of-this-and-a-little-bit-of-that to create your own unique process that is unlike any other.

The best art out there is art that makes you think outside the box, is emotional, and evocative. Witkin is an available source for any artist wishing to inject more emotion into his or her own artwork. When it comes to photographing people, he is not interested in the typical beautiful model—if you can say that, but he is interested in photographing people that are not considered the “norm” of our society; he finds them interesting and beautiful, and he is allowing artists to realize that there is more out in this world to paint, draw, or even photograph besides your typical pretty person.

More on this later.

1 comment:

  1. Yes... so much deserves replicating/re-imagining in Art. Art does not only exist to offer obvious beauty. More complicated beauty is much more interesting! I'm not sure this comment totally makes sense, but that's ok.