American Paintings and Other Art Forms
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Helen Garner said: “To me, the difference between the artist and the non-artist is that the artist is the one who does it.”
Since we are non-artists, we have great admiration for the ones who are. We may not be able to create what they did, but at least we have the ability to recognize their work and to appreciate their creativity. We have always felt that paintings and other art forms such as sculptures or wood carvings provide the proper ambiance for a home. And this is not speaking from a decorator’s perspective, i.e. to achieve a certain ‘look’, but from a desire to live with art for its beauty, be it simply charming or dramatically picturesque or profound. The feeling that comes from reacting to an artist’s vision evokes a response that is heartfelt respect for their talent and deep gratitude for the ‘joie de vivre’ they bring into our lives. Someone also said: “An artist never really finishes his work, he merely abandons it”. In that sense, we actually keep the work alive by continuing to enjoy it.
Surely these are very subjective reasons, but then so is art in general. The works that are shown here span the 20th century into the 21st and are in no chronological or any other order. Enjoy them as much as we do.
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