Tuesday, November 15, 2011

I Found This Interesting


In reviewing this post I realized that it could be misconstrued as raciest which is why I am going to post the reply as the text of this blog.

A study of Art History shows that the progression of Western art started when primitive art started moving closer to realism and then a religious fervor took hold and Western art rolled back into icon art in the 1300's and then it moved more towards realism in the Renaissance. It wasn't until the 1800's when Western art moved into impressionism where the feeling of what was represented was an "impression" and up for interpretation. However with this traditional Japanese the interpretation cannot be mistaken. It is literal and you know exactly what you are seeing. Western art then moved to the abstract where any meaning can be totally misread. To me it seems the Japanese paintings, though technically simpler reflect reality better than most Western art.

4 Comments:

Blogger darev2005 said...

That the Japanese live in a mentally expressive world that is completely different from ours? That they are very strange people? Oh yeah.

7:54 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

A study of Art History shows that the progression of Western art started when primitive art started moving closer to realism and then a religious fervor took hold and Western art rolled back into icon art in the 1300's and then it moved more towards realism in the Renaissance. It wasn't until the 1800's when Western art moved into impressionism where the feeling of what was represented was an "impression" and up for interpretation. However with this traditional Japanese the interpretation cannot be mistaken. It is literal and you know exactly what you are seeing. Western art then moved to the abstract where any meaning can be totally misread. To me it seems the Japanese paintings, though technically simpler reflect reality better than most Western art.

8:23 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

I guess that was a bit shallow of me. I apologize.

8:33 AM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

This remind me of the time Stan's father on South Park was on Wheel of Fortune. The clue was, "Someone who bothers you" and the letters on the board were N_GGER, and Stan's father purchased the wrong vowel... The letter should have been an A...

12:17 PM  

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