Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Technique is not art.
I've been of the mind to say that technique is not art. We create art by means of employing technique, but the minute the final work becomes about technique, it ceases to be art.
But, now I'm in a conundrum. Can technique transcend process to become art unto itself? Take Jackson Pollack, for instance. When you remember his work, don't you remember the splatter most of all?
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Photograph: © Hans Namuth.