neo riddick


Art And Lies - Poem by neo riddick

No matter what discipline of art, there are things to be aware of.

Creativity, inspiration, interpretation and motivation play a part in

the way an Artist portrays them self on whatever medium they choose.

Weather its canvas, printed word, sculpture, dance, etc, there is an

underlying commonality in all artists. However beautiful a dance or

painting might be, it is always a portrayal of how the artist interprets

the world and can be viewed as a lie.

It might be argued that a photograph is the most truthful art form

In that it shows us an unbiased view of the world. However, the Artist

can distort reality in this medium by manipulating subject

matter to his whim. A classic example would be photos of the

Loch Ness monster. Many proven to be hoaxes by individuals

In search of recognition. In the end, a camera can be used as a tool

Like a brush or word to present the distorted reality of an artist.

Whatever the intentions of the artist might be, weather it is to

Create something beautiful, profanely ugly, stir up emotions to

Action or just occupy time, the artist relies on manipulation of

The medium to present a different point of view. Obviously, art

Is subjective and will elicit countless varying opinions. All of which

are based on a lie. Is a painted rose truly the same color as the real

thing? Or is it really the artist mixing various pigments to represent the

interpretation of a rose? Can the artist ever create a

True to life representation of a rose? With great effort and persistence,

it is possible. But in reality it is much easier to rely on

“artist license” and present a image that is essentially a lie. If so much

time and energy are spent trying to replicate the rose, then why not just

cut the rose and keep it till it dies? Isn’t this the truth of a rose? That a

rose will not last forever? If the artist is trying to

Capture that moment in time when the rose is at it’s peak, then hasn’t

the artist lied to us by saying this rose will last forever?

It is in the nature of an artist to create. As an observer, the motivation

and inspiration behind these creations should be considered in addition to

simply deciding if it is good or bad. Emotions and connections to aspects

of a creation are very powerful to the observer and often times conceal

underlying motivations in the intended purpose of the artist. This is not to

say all artists are deviant magicians trying to pull a slight of hand trick on us.

It is the artists that inspire the rest of us to strive for an ideal, a goal or a state

of mind better than we are. Even if it is based on a lie.


Comments about Art And Lies by neo riddick

  • (2/17/2009 7:37:00 AM)

    a complex poem with so much truth and so much feeling (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009



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