Originally, my impression of art has always been related to the aesthetic appearance of external things, such as paintings, and architectural styles, etc. I also assert that art is about personal experience and knowledge, and has its endless value for human, so that is why I agree with the statement in the IB’s knowledge framework that “The arts could be thought of as creating a bridge between personal knowledge and shared knowledge…have a higher purpose to educate by encouraging introspection…how we should live our lives.” After reading the next two articles, I have gained a deeper understanding of art, but the central idea has not changed.
For “Knowledge and the Arts”, I think most of it is accurate.
Making Judgments about a Work of Art’s Quality
As I was saying, when we set about judging the value of a work of art, we come down to two
1. The technical merit of the art.
2. The profundity of the questions it raises.
To judge technical merit requires expertise….The second way to judge the quality of a work of art focuses on the questions it raises.
I like this part because it shows me in a comprehensive way how to judge the quality of art. Although everyone has different aesthetic standards, there are certain standards to judge the quality of a work of art, so professional knowledge is bound to come into play at this time. After all, the formation of a good work of art requires a lot of consideration and creation, and basically all the details have to be considered. Therefore, all the expertise about art would be meaningless if we just judge it according to our own aesthetic judgment. In addition to the technical merit, the meaning and depth behind the artwork must also be considered as a criterion. It can be said that art that cannot be attributed to human existence is not good art. However, here are some uncertainties. Human subjective thoughts have always existed, so how to accurately reflect the problems arising from artworks to human existence will be a big problem, after all, many line abstract paintings have fewer humanistic perception elements.
For the “Taste for makers”, I am not particularly surprised, as all of the content can be verified in reality. But there is one thing I want to say a little.
Good design is timeless.
In the case of eternity there is also only relative and no absolute.
But trying to be timeless will be the driving force and greatest foundation of good design. For example, Leonardo Da Vinci wanted to think of all the details perfectly when he created The Mona Lisa. Actually good design is about timelessness.
All in all, we should analyze art from many angles and aspects at the same time. Likewise, there is no best art but better one.