For the Love of Art
I guess artists create images because they enjoy the process and hopefully the result.But do they get the same pleasure from sharing their art with others?
Let me out Quick!
You arrive at an art gallery feeling quite excited about the delights that await. It might be the opening night of a long-awaited exhibition featuring an acclaimed artist or the body of work of an emerging artist, that has been the lure.
But inside you find it hard to hide your disappointment, you were expecting something entirely different.
Is it only me? Or have others noticed how an artist can undergo a complete personality change in an instant like Dr.Jekyll and Mr. Hyde especially when it comes to sharing gallery space for a group exhibition! Competition is good, and it is necessary not only for art to be sustained but also for it to grow and to evolve.
It is to the artists who were brave enough to charter new territories, break the rules and challenge the ideals of society that honour has been bestowed on over the centuries, sadly posthumously for the majority.