Friday, July 29, 2011

Art? (Photo Friday)


 “Art should be independent of all clap-trap
should stand alone, and
appeal to the artistic sense of eye and
ear, without confounding this with
emotions entirely foreign to it, as
devotion, pity, love, patriotism, and the
like. All these have no kind of concern
with it.”

                James McNeill Whistler



So!  What do you consider art?

 
 





 Would it be anything like this?

Later.

17 comments:

Mary said...

Like the lone flip flop. It says so much, not sure what, but it just speaks volumes to me. Ha Ha

Lori Skoog said...

There is art in everything...you just need to be able to see.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I agree with Lori. If it's pleasing to the senses, then it's art. Especially if it was created by nature. :)

TexWisGirl said...

all of the above!

Dar said...

Art is in the eye of the beholder, as we all know and feel. Even the smallest child recognizes it. Wonderful Art you have shared. I fell in love with the barn and the water fountain...who'da thought!
BlessYourHeartOfVision

Mr. H. said...

Well I don't know too much about art but I sure do like that first picture a lot.:)

Clint said...

I would say it is something creative and meaningful, subject to different interpretations.

bon bon said...

i think i follow the consensus here. art is where ever you find it, as you've shown. :o)

Patti said...

I'm drawn to art that conjures up memories for me. I love the water fountain because it reminds me of summer time when I was a kid playing at the playground near my house. I'm also partial to the egg because it makes me think about new life. All your photos are really good. I've told you before you have a good eye.

blessings from a wildflower said...

I will take a large frameable copy of Photo #2 and hang it as you enter my home...Please..Thank You!
Seriously, you should sell copies on your site...hmmmm
~~HUGS~~

Leenie said...

I say if it communicates, reminds,summons emotion and is not just crass marketing it is art. All your photos above fit that description.

Susan said...

Art is what appeals to each of us. Its not confined to one particular mode. Art is all around us - that's the joy of each day.

I enjoy your photos very much, especially the second one.

Debbie said...

ditto.....i enjoyed each of these photo's.

i tend to photograph the obvious, but love it when i think outside the box. xo

risa said...

I consider what you do as art.

gowestferalwoman said...

beautiful..I love these photos of yours!

art reflects emotion, or a memory, or a thought - art is a reminder. I think thats why its so special ; it reminds us...

Mimi Foxmorton said...

All and more.......

Art must stir your soul......

;)

Rural Revival said...

It certainly would. Great images B!