I Could Do That: Misconception about art

Apollo, 1975. Photograph: © Cy Twombly Foundation

A work of art is special, which is not restricted by the law of value, but only affected by aesthetic value. Moreover, art focuses on the process rather than the result. Lastly, the value of the works of art is reflected in two aspects: the unique originality, and unique personal feelings of the artist.

In class, we talked about Cy Twombly’s work and how childishness is embedded in his work with what appears to be random doodling strokes but meaningful maneuver. We also talked about this is the type of art is often referred to as “I could do that.” or “My kids could do that.”

Here’s a video talks about the value in art and how to appreciate abstract pieces:

I Could Do That | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios


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