Ness

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I'm an archaeologist with a passion for writing. When I'm not digging things up I love to sing and play guitar.

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    Does contemporary art attract more artistically minded individuals

    Traditional art is based upon faultless technique, well-defined subject matter and definitive notions of beauty, while modern art is based upon personal expression, vision, originality and innovation. Analyse the idea that traditional art is more focused on portraying a theme or suggestion that is attractive or realistic to the eye, while modern art is more intent on conveying a theme or idea that is relevant to everyday life.

    Based on this response, do individuals who prefer modern art over traditional appreciate artwork on a deeper and more meaningful level?

    • I hope this clarifies the topic a little better. – Ness 3 years ago
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    • This is a good topic. I think the argument could go either way, based on opinion and experience. I think personal upbringing and culture may play role as well. You might want to add that in. – birdienumnum17 3 years ago
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    • Great topic. It is important to remember the different priorities in traditional art practises. In renaissance and neo classicism, artists were trained technically, with a priority of replicating reality. This obviously does not take much understanding to comprehend. Having said this, perhaps it is a reason why artistically minded people are more interested in contemporary art that holds more hidden meaning? There is so much room for debate in this topic! – emhand 3 years ago
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    • An intriguing topic. I think that people who are not artistically minded appreciate traditional art over modern art because their talent is undeniable, as seen with their perfect execution of technique and beauty (as you have aforementioned). However artist, art theorists and other artistically minded people may appreciate modern art because of the idea's they are trying to convey. I think the idea of the "individual" needs to be redefined as either "do you think that the general public prefer modern art over traditional", or "do you think that contemporary artists / theories prefer modern art over traditional". The individual is a debatable perspective to write under. – Jessica Carmody 3 years ago
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    • It cannot be claimed that those who like modern art are on deeper and more meaningful level because every person has his individual point of view and preferences. Sure, if to be subjective, we can say that these or those people think wrong. But as for me, it is not an appropriate way to resolve this question. – MaryLand999 3 years ago
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    • I can imagine an article focusing solely on the question that is implicit in the second sentence--is modern art more intent on conveying ideas that are relevant to everyday life (or not)? The question posed in the last sentence, however, betrays a bias: it should not ask whether individuals who prefer modern art over traditional appreciate it more deeply, but whether individuals who prefer art that is relevant (which might include much traditional art) appreciate it more deeply and meaningfully. Also, please define "modern art" for this topic--do you mean art associated with Modernism, or do you mean modern in very broad sense, including postmodern and contemporary art? – Drake Gomez 3 months ago
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