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Re: When You Finish a Story...

Postby Trevor » Wed May 04, 2011 6:40 pm

anon wrote:What could have been illuminated?


It's a quote and if you're an artist, you present the content of that quote, or whatever it means to you, through your own hands, you offer your own take on it, which is called "illumination."
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Re: When You Finish a Story...

Postby anon » Wed May 04, 2011 6:42 pm

trevor wrote:
anon wrote:What could have been illuminated?


It's a quote and if you're an artist, you present the content of that quote, or whatever it means to you, through your own hands, you offer your own take on it, which is called "illumination."

Sure, that would be amazing.
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Re: When You Finish a Story...

Postby Trevor » Wed May 04, 2011 6:49 pm

Are you being sarcastic? :-?
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Postby anon » Wed May 04, 2011 6:51 pm

trevor wrote:Are you being sarcastic? :-?

No, why? That would be great.
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Re: When You Finish a Story...

Postby Blurry » Wed May 04, 2011 7:26 pm

trevor wrote:
anon wrote:What could have been illuminated?


It's a quote and if you're an artist, you present the content of that quote, or whatever it means to you, through your own hands, you offer your own take on it, which is called "illumination."


So because you weren't "illuminated" by Humpty's bit of artwork, it's not illuminating? Funny, I was under the impression that artwork is a unique expression of the artist, not the viewer. If the viewer doesn't get it, isn't "illuminated", does that mean the artist's expression is lacking?
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Re: When You Finish a Story...

Postby Trevor » Wed May 04, 2011 7:38 pm

BlurredSavant wrote:So because you weren't "illuminated" by Humpty's bit of artwork, it's not illuminating? Funny, I was under the impression that artwork is a unique expression of the artist, not the viewer. If the viewer doesn't get it, isn't "illuminated", does that mean the artist's expression is lacking?


You've got it back to front, badger, quite trying to bite my ankles. It's not an illuminated piece because there isn't actually anything there (i.e. imagery) besides the quote itself, which I could just write here in text, and besides the colour it'd be pretty much the same as Humpty's piece. But "illumination" wasn't the intention so it doesn't matter.

"Illumination" isn't a just a fancy word, I guess you could call it a genre of art, e.g. William Blake's illuminated books.
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Re: When You Finish a Story...

Postby Blurry » Wed May 04, 2011 8:41 pm

trevor wrote:
BlurredSavant wrote:So because you weren't "illuminated" by Humpty's bit of artwork, it's not illuminating? Funny, I was under the impression that artwork is a unique expression of the artist, not the viewer. If the viewer doesn't get it, isn't "illuminated", does that mean the artist's expression is lacking?


You've got it back to front, badger, quite trying to bite my ankles. It's not an illuminated piece because there isn't actually anything there (i.e. imagery) besides the quote itself, which I could just write here in text, and besides the colour it'd be pretty much the same as Humpty's piece. But "illumination" wasn't the intention so it doesn't matter.

"Illumination" isn't a just a fancy word, I guess you could call it a genre of art, e.g. William Blake's illuminated books.


Perhaps those colors and the way he muddled them up a bit speaks to him, adds impact to the words. Maybe there was a look he was specifically going for. Or maybe he was just trying out the watercolor feature. Who cares?
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